Mission: COCI creates opportunities for children in vulnerable situations to be loved, honored, nurtured, educated, and protected in a family environment. We develop and pilot local initiatives world-wide that serve children by promoting alternative care options to harmful institutional settings, provide training for professional care givers working with children at-risk in state-managed systems, and offer prevention and intervention services to women at risk of abandoning their children and children at risk of entering the institutional system.
Target demographics: extremely vulnerable children
Programs: No More Victims in Houston promoting education not incarceration, Little Blue Schools in Mexico providing education, water and nutrition, Adopt A House in the slums of Africa providing a Mama, food, clothing shelter and a future, Nada (Hope) for special needs children in Serbia and Bosnia.
Cherish Our Children is a unique and awe inspiring foundation that touches the lives of children around the world and enables young people to live their own lives, regardless of their circumstances. The organization itself is built on a strong foundation of integrity and commitment...you know where your money is going, and it's going to real programs that utilize the funds effectively and efficiently. This foundation serves to better the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of children around the world, fostering health, compassion, understanding, and love.