Open Hearts and Homes for Children (OHHC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, Christian organization consisting of volunteers who have been touched by the plight of orphan children in Eastern Europe. Founded in 2010 by 3 couples who had a shared passion for orphan care, OHHC now operates in over 24 states with dozens of regional volunteers. As an international hosting program, OHHC provides orphan children with the opportunity to experience life outside of the institutional setting and develop long term, loving relationships with host families in America. OHHC serves children from Latvia and Ukraine, matching them with American host families in the eastern United States.
On the American side, OHHC's network of volunteer coordinators recruit Christian host families, assist them with obtaining background checks and necessary approvals, and provide training to prepare host parents who decide to welcome an orphan child into their home. The OHHC team also coordinates all travel to and from the USA as well as domestic travel connections within the USA. OHHC's in-country coordinators in Eastern Europe work with orphanage directors and local orphan courts to identify children who would benefit from a hosting experience, coordinate in-person interviews for the American team to meet each potential host child, and coordinate the logistics of obtaining travel permission, passports, visas and other documentation for the children. Together, the entire OHHC team hopes to provide a positive experience that will leave a profound and lasting impact on the children and host families.
Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40