What We Do
HOPE STATION serves children who are orphaned in Asia by raising up champions and caregivers who are motivated by love and equipped to care for their unique needs. We partner with local organizations and people to provide real and lasting solutions for vulnerable children through caregiver training, support for child care centers, adoption advocacy and support, and raising community awareness. The children we serve will move from simply surviving towards thriving.
Who are the Champions?
GOAL: Caregivers Motivated by Love
We want to see caregivers who are motivated by love. Love is the cornerstone of family. There is no comparison to the love a parent has for their child. That’s why we believe it’s so important that champions who stand in the gap should be motivated by the same kind of unconditional love. Knowing how to change diapers and discipline bad behavior and get a crying baby to sleep is not enough… it should all be done in love. When a child’s caregiver is motivated by love to care for him, he can live a thriving life no matter the obstacles.
GOAL: Caregivers Equipped to Care
We want to see caregivers who are equipped to care for their children. Caring for orphaned children with special needs is a tough job. Helping them to move from surviving to thriving requires a very special skill set. Children who live their lives orphaned experience a lot more than their little hearts are meant to handle. Those with special needs have an especially difficult time surviving in a harsh environment with no one to fight their battles for them. Our vision is to see every child have a champion in their life who is uniquely equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to guide the child through healthy growth and development.
GOAL: Communities That Support
We want to see a community that supports their own. Children with special needs are sometimes viewed as less-than-perfect, undesirable, or too needy. It’s not a given that their caregivers will see their value. But we believe that every child is important and valuable and deserves to be loved. So we do our best to model that as we interact with children, their caregivers, and the community, and to create opportunities for everyone to see each child’s value.