International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Orphan Outreach

Shine Brightest Where the World is Darkest



Orphan Outreach is a non-profit ministry whose mission is to improve the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Latvia, Nepal, Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S. Orphan Outreach finds it's inspiration in the Bible verse James 1:27 "Religion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

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President & CEO

Mike Douris

Senior Vice President & COO

Rey Diaz

Main Address

2001 W PLANO PKWY STE 3700



Non-profit, orphaned, vulnerable children and families, Christian, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, missions, children, James 1:27, OVC, children at risk





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Educational Development (Q34)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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What we aim to solve

There are more than 600 million children at risk in our world due to poverty, disease, abuse, and lack of access to basic medical care and education. Of those, the most vulnerable are the 150 million who are orphaned. These children are at the heart of what we do at Orphan Outreach.

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Working with national ministry partners, and individuals, we provide Christ-centered care to orphaned and vulnerable children. Orphan Outreach is a champion of children's rights, always advocating for best practices in the care of the children in the countries we serve. Orphan Outreach strives to have a significant, long-term impact on a child’s life; equipping each child for a fulfilling independent Christian life in their community.

EDUCATIONAL CARE Schools, Tutoring, Tuition support, Uniforms, Equipment and supplies, Staffing, and Job skills EMOTIONAL CARE Counseling, Mentoring, Relationship building, Life skills, and Family support PHYSICAL CARE Medical care, Dental care, Nutritious meals, Safe drinking water, and Clean-air stoves SPIRITUAL CARE Prayer, Christian discipleship, Partnering with local churches, Bible study and VBS 1. We Partner with orphan care programs and bring resources to provide best practice, quality care to be more effective at their mission (1 Corinthians 12:27) - Over 32 national programs serving over 5,000 orphans and vulnerable children in 8 countries - 3900+ children and families served - 2025 children served in the US - 1590 children provided education - 275,885 meals provided 2. We Mobilize individuals and churches to serve children and by build relationship through mission trip and sponsorship (Isaiah 52:7) - More than 700 people served in 7 countries - More than 50 mission trips - More than 75 church partners 3. We Empower, challenge, and support the church to fulfill God’s heart to care for the needs of the orphans with excellence (James 1:27 and Ephesians 4:12) - 3 networks of churches and NGO representing hundreds of churches and thousands of Christians - Hosted a conference with over 2000 attendees 4. We Equip, train and develop programs to model best practice (2 Timothy 2:22) - Working with Honduran government to develop private foster care - Working with governments to address orphan crises - Developing private and public committee to address sexual abuse and exploitation in Guatemala

Our team has more than two decades experience connecting people with opportunities to serve and care for orphaned children around the world. At Orphan Outreach we're experts at identifying ways people can care and invest in the lives of the children we serve by recognizing needs and proposed solutions that invite engagement from individuals and groups, such as churches. The Orphan Outreach staff is known around the world for being a leading voice for creating best practices along the full spectrum of care for children - from family preservation to foster care and adoption and wraparound care for orphan graduates. Advocating for the vulnerable has been our focus for 12 years, and we work with government and organizations around the world to develop systems of care that serve the best interest of each and every child.

Our organization uses the four essentials of care we believe necessary for a child to thrive, as indicators of success. For educational care we examine school attendance records; test scores; grade level advancement, and graduation rates. Positive indicators related to physical care include tracking the overall health of the children - Vaccine, weight, height, nutritional (balanced diet) Emotional relationship with their family is healthy and engaging (attachments), healthy peer groups, self-esteem is intact, healthy connection with adults, behavior is appropriate for their age. Spiritual growth is measured by a child's personal relationship with God and engagement in a local church. We examine this by more frequent Christian discipleship; adding Church partners to aid in ministering to the children through prayer, music worship and VBS.

In 2018, Orphan Outreach Impacted: 4,000 children and families internationally with programs, humanitarian aid, and mission trips 2,000 children in the U.S. with new backpacks and school supplies 1,300 children internationally with a quality education And Provided: 460,000 nutritious meals 890 child sponsorships in 25 sponsorships programs 51 mission trips for 697 trip participants 25 adoption grants through Joseph's DreamCoat Key Accomplishments: 2019 Goals: In 2019, our goal is to increase the number of children served by 5%, and increase the wrap-around services offered to the children in all of our programs, and see our ministries grow by 5%. Continue improve the quality of the programs codifying and developing models development of CBO

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