In 1999, CERI was officially founded. CERI is the international division of BCFS, a global system of non-profit organizations with expertise in health and human services. BCFS’ programs are dynamic and innovative ways of meeting the needs of at-risk populations in the United States and around the world.
Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI) is dedicated to serving orphaned, oppressed, impoverished and abused children around the world who are disproportionately affected by poverty, war, famine, natural disasters, human trafficking and other such atrocities.
CERI’s approach is straightforward and holistic. We focus on the child. Empower the family. Equip the community. And shape a child-friendly world.
Children’s Emergency Relief International - What We Do
CERI accomplishes its mission through indigenous staff and partnerships with local churches and faith-based organizations, in the countries targeted for intervention. CERI is supported through generous individual donations, one-on-one child sponsorships, church partners, matching gifts, and occasional grants. CERI serves through: Mission Trips, Foster Care Programs, Transitional Care Programs, Child Sponsorships, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Food Security Programs, and Impacting Social Change in Countries