How We Serve


Extreme Response has developed and currently operates four staff-led programs that are changing the lives of people in extreme situations around the world.


Christmas-CelebrationsLocation: Ecuador, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa

Each year Extreme Response celebrates Christmas with thousands of people living in extreme situations. These celebrations bring hope to the hopeless, build trust and cultivate relationships that we and our volunteers have developed with those who have been forgotten by society. Extreme Christmas Outreach Teams help us put on these celebrations each year.

Learn about celebrating Christmas around the world.


Leadership CommunityLocation:

Leader Mundial brings together leaders from around the world – including many from our partner organizations – to receive training, resources, mentoring and peer support. Through global summits and regional gatherings, these leaders become part of what we call a “community,” in which they can learn, share and ultimately become more effective in developing and leading their respective organizations’ vision, objectives and impact.

Learn how to join ER's Leadership Community.


South-Africa-Dream-CenterLocation: South Africa

In developing countries, the cost of an education is out of reach for families struggling with poverty. These expenses are small by North American standards, often consisting of the cost of uniforms, books and school supplies. That's why we are launching the Extreme Kids South Africa Scholarship Fund. For just a few dollars a month, we can provide a scholarship that will allow a child to attend - and stay in - school.

Learn more about the South Africa Scholarship Fund.


Manila-Childrens-Home-StaffLocation: Manila, Philippines

The new ER Manila Children's Home opened on January 13, 2014. Its mission is to care for at-risk children, particularly 6- to 18-year-old boys who have been neglected or abandoned. Staff at the three-story home - house parents, a cook, a teacher, a psychologist and a social worker - provide a environment in which the boys can live without fear while gaining a classroom education and practical life skills.

Learn more about the Manila Children's Home program.


Quito-DumpLocation: Quito, Ecuador

The Quito Dump is where Extreme Response began. It is now a transfer station where garbage is trucked in, dumped in a roofed area, sorted through and then reloaded into trucks to be taken to a location outside the city. We operate the Child Development Center, provide counseling and a men's program. Nearby, we operate the Quito Family Resource Center where we run the After-School Program and Women's Program. Learn more about the Quito Dump program.


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