Current sponsors please proceed to the Donate page.
Two of our supported ministries operate orphanages that rescue street children:
Arise Ministries in the Philippines houses children from the streets of Manila at their children’s home in Puerto Galera.
Dwelling Places takes in children whose parents are victims of the AIDS epidemic that has claimed the lives of an entire generation of Ugandans.
Supporting children at these two homes costs approximately $105 per child per month. This covers the holistic care of each child: food, housing, clothes for school and play, educational expenses, healthcare and social welfare. Both homes are monitored by the appropriate social workers in their respective countries. The costs are surprisingly low when you consider that the average cost of caring for an orphaned child in the USA is approximately $700 per month (the average amount of benefits paid by the US Department of Human Services to foster care providers, including food stamps, AFDC and MediCare at the end of 2008).
We have divided the cost of caring for these children into 4 separate sponsorships for each child:
- Food ($25)
- Housing ($25)
- Medical and Social Welfare ($25)
- Education ($30)
Other leading child sponsorship programs around the world, like World Vision and Compassion International, provide only selected services, such as education or food. While these organizations are making a tremendous impact around the world, they simply do not take on the scope of holistic care that we have in our LifeChange programs.
Please consider sponsoring a child through LifeChange today!
You can contact us at our offices in Littleton, CO, USA at 303-797-0201 or email us at info(at)lifechange.net.