Children’s Emergency Relief International

Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI) is a Christian health and human services organization that brings hope to children living in extreme poverty around the globe. Our one-of-a-kind approach features professionally delivered social services, humanitarian aid campaigns, one-on-one child sponsorships and missions that address the material and spiritual needs of humanity. Our goal for each child is a lifestyle of resiliency, determination, hope for the future and faith in God.

Our History

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

CERI’s approach is straightforward and holistic. We focus on the child. Empower the family. Equip the community. And shape a child-friendly world.

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

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