Host Program Overview
Hosting is currently "on hold"
Hosting is a life-changing summer and/or winter event where an orphaned child is welcomed into a family’s home for the holidays. Our aim is to reach beyond a short vacation for these amazing children and to make a lasting impact on their lives. Some of these children have never had, or were too little to remember, a normal family life. Hosting shows them what family is all about and what it is like to be loved and cared for, without conditions. The children learn English and are introduced to a new culture. Through hosting we endeavor to change the trajectory of their lives.
You might be surprised at whose life is changed the most at the end of the 4 or 12 weeks. Host children range in age from 7-16 and each host family is allowed to choose the child that fits best with their family dynamic after viewing the children’s photos and reading their biographies online. Without hosting, most of these children will eventually ‘age-out’ of the system and never experience the life-giving, life-changing love that family provides. Hosting can serve as a connection between an orphan and his or her ‘forever family’.