The Hope House is a transitional home for children who are abused, neglected and homeless. This home is meant to instill hope into these children who have otherwise lost all sense of hope and to set them back on a trajectory to succeed in life. During their transitional time at the Hope House, children will have access to resources that will help them to rehabilitate. Such resources include but are not limited to: counseling, health examination, food, shelter, introduction to spirituality and morality, and a chance to be sponsored to go to school. MADI will also work in partnership with family members in an effort to reunite them in a relationship that is healthy in love and support for the child’s future.
Transitional Hope House is not an orphanage or a foster home; it is a supportive housing for children in precarious situations wherever they are living. Since MADI works with disadvantaged children through our Child Sponsorship program, we often run into situations where the child needs to be removed from the home at least for the meantime. The challenge we have faced in the past is where to keep the children if we remove them from these homes. The Hope House will provide a solution for this problem.
Transitional housing is generally for a limited time period. Stays can be from two weeks to twelve months. During this period, children will be mentored and cared for by a team of volunteers. The Hope House provides children with not only food, shelter, health and skills, but also hope that last for all eternity; the hope that is in Christ the Lord.
In operations since November 2014, our first Hope House is located in Kumi, Uganda where eight children are housed and attend school. The Hope House is also our headquarters where the children in our program go to receive supplies, additional school help, training and development and weekend feeding programs.
We have dreams of opening a second home in Saroti, Uganda. The proposed site has a building that is falling apart. Our plan is to renovate the current structure and add features that are missing or needed. Construction on the new Hope House is scheduled to begin in 2016/2017. Our hope is to bring a mission team from the US and hire local construction workers to work on the house.