Orphans & Vulnerable Children

"Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for a future." --John F. Kennedy

Since ER's formation in 1997, we have recognized and addressed the needs of children. Specifically those who are abused, abandoned, neglected and orphaned. Children (OVC) who live on the streets in developing countries are even more vulnerable. Through our support of children’s home and drop-in centers, Extreme Response and its partners help provide these children with nutrition, education, a safe and loving environment and hope for the future.

Our Orphans & Vulnerable Children’s Initiative was formed to help our programs and partner projects make a greater impact in reversing the cycle of poverty and to provide support to children who have may need to recover from trauma.

The Manila Children’s Home is part of our OVC Initiative. Many of our 30 partners also provide assistance to orphans and vulnerable children.

Orphans & Vulnerable Children Initiative Projects


Vulnerable Children Nutrition

Nutrition plays a vital role in all of our programs. Through strategic partnerships we are making an impact in our programs and partner projects where children receive a hot nutritious meal and their physical and mental needs are taken care of.

-- 2,226+ children receive regular meals.

-- We are working to supply Vitamin C supplements to our programs in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines.

-- Many of our partner programs hold nutrition classes on a weekly basis.

-- We are currently raising funds for a rainwater-harvesting project for BELWOP Rescue Center in Nyeri, Kenya.

We are raising $55,500 to support this key initiative project.

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Manila Children’s Home & Children’s Home Network

The Manila Children’s Home is an award winning home that provides a safe and loving home for 10 former street boys. To date, nine boys have been reunited with their families. Another boy has been adopted by ER staff members. And ER is currently expanding the home to accommodate more boys.

Because of the home's outstanding accreditation with the government, we have been able to form the Children's Home Network (CHN).

The Network is organized and facilitated by the MCH Director. The purpose of the network is to bring together like-minded leaders from other children’s homes in the Philippines. Group members share best practices, hold leadership and caregiver training and interact with the government child services department.

-- 450 kids, leaders and caregivers impacted.

-- Complete operation of Manila Children's Home.

-- Currently 5 homes in the MCH Network.

-- 3 potential homes to join the Network this year.

-- First sports camp for the MCH Network will take place in May of 2019.

We are raising $93,500 to support this key initiative project.

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Interested in helping serve Orphans and Vulnerable Children? Please email us at info@extremeresponse.org.