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Help children in Korea thrive.
You can improve the lives of vulnerable children living in Korea by making a contribution to Children's Home.
Projects in Korea
Pyeongtaek Welfare Town
The Pyeongtaek campus serves a diverse group of people -- infants, toddlers, youth, disabled youth and adults from the city of
One of the programs at Pyeongtaek is Dongbang School, an elementary, middle and high school that provides an education for children with special needs. 230 mentally or physically disabled children are taught by 60 teachers in 30 classrooms. Students from the school benefit from contributions made through our sponsorship program.
Along with the school, there are four other major support areas with a staff of 150 who serve more than 370 clients. Jacob's Home cares for abandoned infants and toddlers up to age 4. Esther's Home is a shelter for women. The
Foster Care Assistance
Foster Care Assistance addresses the daily needs of children in the care of our two Korean partner agencies -- Eastern Social Welfare Society and Social Welfare Society. The financial assistance contributed through Children's Home helps to ensure that children living in foster care and the babies' home receive quality care through these agencies until they are placed in their adoptive families.
There are currently more than 330 children being cared for in foster families at Eastern Social Welfare Soceity and more than 450 children at Social Welfare Society. On average, a child spends 7-9 months in the care of a foster family. Since the implementation of new adoption laws in
In November 2011, Children's Home alerted our supporters to an urgent need for winter coats for the young children living in foster care. We enlisted their help to collect coats and raise funds to ship them to Korea. The response was overwhelming -- in a matter of weeks, more than 300 coats had been donated!
Read more on our Community Blog: Update: Coat drive for Korea
Ae Ran Won
Located in Seoul, this is a home for young, single mothers who are raising their children but need financial, vocational and emotional support. Ae Ran Won provides women a stable residence during pregnancy and after delivery; education, vocational training and counseling. When these services are not available, there is a high risk of homelessness, remaining in abusive situations, abandonment of children, future additional unplanned pregnancies, sexual trafficking or drug abuse. The ultimate goal is to equip these young women to be self-supporting and to successfully raise their children.
The rate of unexpected pregnancies in Korea is increasing. At the same time, more women are choosing to raise their children rather than relinquish them for adoption. Ae Ran Won provides group homes and support for these women and their children.
Ae Ran Won is a nonprofit organization with a staff that includes social workers, nurses, cooks and specialist instructors.
Read more on our Community Blog: Children's Home Supports Ae Ran Won
Recent Accomplishments in Korea
Take a look at what support from donors like you has accomplished in Korea in recent years:
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