Family and Community Strengthening

Stronger families support children.

Our family strengthening programs empower families to overcome hardships. We strengthen families at risk of falling apart, giving them the support they need to grow stronger, stay together and keep their children safe. This comprehensive approach builds resilient families that go on to better their own lives and strengthen their communities.

Situation Overview

Families across the world are more vulnerable today than ever before. Adverse circumstances like poverty, armed conflict and disease present overwhelming challenges for parents and threaten family stability.

When families are at risk of falling apart, children are at a much greater risk of being abandoned and left vulnerable to child labor, child trafficking and other threats to their safety.

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The Problem in Numbers


children worldwide are at risk of growing up alone



cause for child abandonment is poverty


1 in 10

have lost or are at risk of losing parental care 


Our Approach

In partnership with governments, NGOs and other relief organizations, we build effective community support systems. Our short-term assistance to vulnerable families includes food, medical care and access to education. Our long-term services, which focus on making families self-reliant, include savings and loan associations, income-generating activities, childrearing classes, health education and more.

Health Care

Access to nutritional and health care support to help keep children and families healthy.


Assistance with school fees, uniforms and materials so children have the opportunity to learn.


Trainings in parenting and household management skills to help parents provide better care for their children.


Job skills and income generating support to help families establish a sustainable livelihood.

Impact Report: 

Strengthening Families

With the support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the EduCare program ensures health and well-being through education, essential services, and capacity building.

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Our Unique Focus Areas: Quality Care Throughout a Child’s Life  



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