What We Do
At Arms of Love, we provide a home and a loving family for children who desperately need a safe place to live and grow. Additionally our young adults have the access and opportunity to change the legacies of their families through higher education … and we are empowering vulnerable local families so our communities are healthier and stronger.
Residential Care Program
Arms of Love has established residential homes for abandoned, abused, and orphaned
children in Jinotepe, Nicaragua, and on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. Our homes provide children
with a home, a family, and a future. Our kids not only receive food and shelter, but also comprehensivecare
like education and healthcare, while living in a family environment with house parent couples. In addition,
we intentionally accept sibling groups whenever possible in order to maintain any biological family bonds.
One of the essential investments for our children is their education. This investment recognizes
the importance of a holistic approach to their learning, by addressing their multi-dimensional trauma,
breaking the progression of poverty, and educating both the mind and heart.
To learn more about our Residential Care Program, click here.
Independent Living Program
As in any family, we want our children to succeed in life, and to ultimately be able to support themselves and have their own healthy family. At Arms of Love, our ministry goes beyond meeting the immediate needs of children in poverty. We seek to break the cycle of poverty itself. Arms of Love hopes to grow youth into adults who will make a difference in their communities, and change the legacy of their families. Each of our children are given educational opportunities according to their aptitude and unique abilities. They are encouraged to discover their passions and giftings, and are provided with an opportunity to pursue higher education by attending college or trade school programs.
Basically, our Independent Living Program picks up where our Residential Care Program leaves off. For those who want to continue their education, Arms of Love offers grants and scholarships that share the cost of tuition, books, lodging, and food. Students are mentored through this process, and the program teaches students to be responsible young adults through part-time employment, budget training, and discovering what it means to make their faith their own.
To learn more about supporting our Independent Living Program, click here
Community Development Program
For over 15 years, Arms of Love has been a home and a family for single, double, and social orphans. However, just outside our doors, we discovered families struggling to feed and clothe their children due to severe poverty, unemployment and under-employment, and the residual effects of natural disasters.
In 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan brought unprecedented destruction to the Philippines (which averages 20 typhoons annually). Similarly, Nicaragua has been battered by earthquakes, most recently receiving 6.1 and 7.3 magnitude quakes in 2014. Such circumstances eliminate safety and create extreme susceptibility for children.
In 2013, we opened our “arms of love” a little wider to come alongside families who are struggling and vulnerable. Our goal is to prevent families from needing to make desperate decisions, by providing supplemental programs and care that focus on meeting their most essential needs, and thus strengthening the family, and the community overall.
To learn more about the Community Development Program in each country, click here