Founded in 1991 by Patrick Atkinson, The GOD’S CHILD Project has been caring for orphaned and abandoned children for over 25 years. Patrick had spent years around the world in humanitarian aid, working in New York to aid street children, in Guatemala to assist orphans lost in the middle of the Central American wars and in other countries. After spending some time working in Southeast Asia with human trafficking victims, Patrick was called back to Guatemala to help with the disastrous aftermath of war and thousands of orphans on the streets. Soon after, The GOD’S CHILD Project was born and continued to expand to developing areas across the world. Today, The GOD’S CHILD Project cares for and educates 5,000 orphaned, abandoned and poverty-stricken children with the help of many caring volunteers and generous donors.
The GOD’S CHILD Project (GCP) is a non-denominational organization reaching children and families in intense poverty. GCP is currently providing essential care for thousands of children, widows, single mothers and families in Guatemala, El Salvador, India, Malawi and the United States. Dedicated to sustainable and permanent changes, GCP has established an international presence in these poverty-stricken countries by providing education, health care, basic needs, emergency disaster relief, human rights services and family care. These services have real impact and create community among broken areas of our world.
The GOD’S CHILD Project’s mission is “to break the bitter chains of poverty through education and formation.” While GOD’S CHILD is rooted in education and health-care, we aim to support the communities we serve at every level of development. Through our wide range of programs, we help children and families living in extreme poverty to meet their basic needs and find a restored sense of hope, self-worth and human dignity. Religious affiliation is not a requirement for any program services.
The GOD’S CHILD Project - What We Do
The GOD’S CHILD Project is an award-winning international charitable network that provides foster care for orphaned children, schools including special education schools, operates Central America’s only year-round homeless shelter open to the general public, a hospital for malnourished infants, medical and dental clinics, crisis intervention and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and home abandonment, and the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP); an international borderless anti-human trafficking prevention, detection, rescue and rehabilitative services. GOD’S CHILD operates programs in Guatemala and El Salvador Central America, India, Malawi Africa, and the United States. also sponsor children in El Salvador, fund school construction in Malawi and an orphanage in India.