Project 143 Orphan Hope Program

Welcome to the Project 143 Orphan Hope Program, a life-changing 5 - 6 week summer and 4 - 5 week winter event where you welcome an orphaned child into your family's home. It's like a mission trip in your own home. 

Some of these children have never had, or were too little to remember a normal family life.  You can help change that!  You show them what a loving family is all about, to be loved and cared for without conditions.  You help them learn English, introduce them to our culture, immerse them into an atmosphere of happiness.  

You might be surprised at whose life is changed the most at the end of the hosting.

Orphan Host Program


Project 143 Hope Program Dates

The Project 143 Orphan HOPE Programs run during the month of December, while the summer programs run from June to August.

Exact dates are sent to confirmed P143 Host Families via email and posted to our invitation only P143 Facebook Ask a Mentor forum. Follow us on Facebook here.

Available Children:

Children available for hosting are 6 years and older and include boys, girls, and sibling groups. You will receive brief bios, pictures, and some medical information about the child you will be hosting. Due to country laws and to protect the privacy of the children, information is limited and cannot be guaranteed to be comprehensive or accurate.

Information on Host Children:

Information on the orphan host children includes brief bios, pictures and some medical information. Due to country laws and to protect the privacy of the children, information is limited and no information can be guaranteed comprehensive or accurate.

Host Family Requirements and Responsibilities:

Hosting an orphan can be an incredibly rewarding experience for you and your family. Not only will you be providing a child with a safe and loving home, but you will also be giving them the chance to experience a new culture and make lasting memories.

However, it is important to understand that hosting an orphan is also a serious responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Many of these children may have experienced trauma from not being in a family and may require extra support and understanding.

As a host family, you will be required to undergo background checks, home safety visits, and attend trauma training to ensure that you are equipped to provide the care that these children need. You will also be responsible for providing any necessary medical care that is not covered by the group travel insurance policy and hosting chaperones or guardians if needed.

But the rewards of hosting an orphan far outweigh the challenges. You will have the opportunity to create lifelong bonds with a child who may have never experienced the love and security of a family before. By opening your home and your heart, you can make a difference in the life of a child and help them to build a brighter future.

So if you are ready to take on this responsibility and make a difference in the life of a child, we encourage you to consider hosting an orphan through Project One Forty Three. With your support, these children can have a chance to thrive and experience the love and security of a family.

HOST PARENT REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY:

ONLINE TRAINING / DATES: 

Project 143 Orphan HOPE Program parent training dates will be posted shortly after each season's HOPE Program dates are established.  You can check back or register for updates via email at the foot of this page or follow us on Facebook here.

Colombia requires families to complete at least 10 hours of child trauma training. P143 breaks this training up into two segments. Prospective host parents will have access to our P143 specific training in our online application portal. This is available on-demand, but must be successfully completed prior to the assigned deadline. Host families are required to complete TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) training. This training takes place on-line via Zoom. Training dates and registration can be found here. Completion of the training classes are a requirement for host child placement approval.

HOSTING EXPENSE DONATIONS:

The Project 143 hosting donations are tax deductible. 

*These items are not included in the host donations.

PLEASE NOTE: All Host Donations are tax-deductible and are non-refundable, per IRS guidelines for 501(c)3 organizations.


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