There are millions of children in the world who have been abandoned by their parents, been forced to leave home because of extreme poverty, or suffered the loss of their parents due to disease or war. Without parental guidance, provision, or love, these children's lives can be wrecked on the street, and they are vulnerable to many forms of exploitation, including the potential of being trafficked.
God has called us to serve these children by placing them in loving family homes where we hope to live up to the mission of our children's ministry: to help orphaned and abandoned children become difference makers for Christ in their nations. We strive to create a developmental environment in our homes so that our children can thrive—from the love that our houseparents provide, to the quality of their education and diet, and even the time, space, and materials for them to live out the true purpose of childhood: play. Though we are committed to seeing each child graduate from college, our children's ministry is also guided by Jesus' words in Matthew 19:14 when He tells us that the kingdom of heaven already belongs to children!
$100 a month can sponsor a child in one of our family homes. $1,000 a month can sponsor an entire home for a year! Meet the children who need sponsors and give here.
The children we care for live in our family homes and become a part of a family, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until they reach adulthood.
We believe in limiting home sizes in order to create a family-like atmosphere. This allows the houseparents to give personal attention to each child, to ensure that all needs are met, and to make each child feel special.
We take great care in selecting houseparents who are nurturing and view each child as their own. Visitors to our homes often cannot distinguish the orphaned children from those naturally born to the parents. We find great joy in this.
We believe in the life-changing impact of education for our children. Founded on the core values of love, excellence, and wisdom, The Dream School provides the best education for many of the children in our family homes and the surrounding community.
Children's Futures Program
Children's Futures is part of our post-secondary education and is designed specifically for young adults who are 19–22 years old. With Children's Futures, our child sponsors continue to be a part of empowering their child to successfully navigate and advance from adolescence into young adulthood.
Their post-secondary education will consist of, but is not limited to, the following aspects:
- Career assessments
- Life-skill lessons
- College application support
- Scholarship opportunities
- One-on-one mentor support
We believe Children's Futures will not only help solidify the foundation that has already been established but will also help launch our students into fulfilling who God has called them to be!
The Dream School is a place of laughter and joy, where the children learn, play, wonder, and worship surrounded by beauty. It’s a place to inspire creativity and a greater desire for godliness ... a place to dream.
The Dream School currently serves around 150 students. We recently moved to a new location and constructed a larger building in order to expand our school and accommodate more children.
The Heart of the Dream School
The Dream School started in April 2015 with the goal to provide excellent education to the children in the Love Justice family homes and the surrounding community.
We allow children to ask questions, and we are willing to research together if we don’t know the answer. Our learning process focuses not just on gaining knowledge from a textbook but also on the development of critical thinking and creativity and the acquisition of necessary life skills. We have carefully selected our curriculum and resources in hopes of helping students gain the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to break the cycle of poverty.