Our Community-to-Community Approach For Transformation

Alleviating a symptom is not the same as solving a problem.

Children’s HopeChest is founded on the belief that a comprehensive approach is necessary in order to solve the problems orphaned and vulnerable children face. We consider not only a child’s immediate needs, but also what their long-term needs will be to survive, thrive, and succeed. This is the foundation for HopeChest’s Community-to-Community approach to holistic care.

Why Community-to-Community?

The simple answer is because God created us for community–and it works. We are not built to go through life alone. Community means we watch out for each other, we care about, love, and provide for each other. Community is a two-way street. You can’t be in relationship with someone and not be personally impacted.

The same is true for our Community-to-Community model. Our model has some unique characteristics:

1

Our model is relational and hands-on.

Two communities share a common vision for equipping vulnerable children, their families, and entire communities.

2

Our model is strategic and sustainable.

Focusing on asset-based community development, we work alongside local leaders who understand the resources that the communities already have that can release their full potential.  We know we’ve succeeded when we’re no longer needed.

3

Our model creates two-way transformation.

Because our approach is built on relationships, the partnering communities in North America are also transformed.