The shelters at LCP are bustling and full of life. The children there will melt your heart with their sweet spirits and bring you to tears with their stories of severe neglect, horrific abuse, and even living alone on the streets. Hope Village at LCP becomes their home. Some are with us for years, others just for a few days, but ultimately, they are loved, cared for, taught about Jesus, and all their needs are met when they are at LCP.
Our 5 shelters include: Robert Hanson Home for Boys housing boys ages 5-12, Consuelo Home for Boys housing boys ages 13-17, Wee Women Home for Girls housing girls ages 5-17, and two Independent Living Homes housing students coming from the shelter ages 18 through the end of their education.
The shelters house 70+ children with an average of 65 children at any given time. The children are referred by members of the community or the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) of the various municipalities Negros Oriental. We have children from all over the island referred to our shelters, not just in Dumaguete.
The budget to keep these shelters running is around $100,000 per year – one of our largest LCP budgets! These children are in our 24/7 care and we do everything we can to make Hope Village a great place to live.
The Robert Hanson Dorm Budget of $30,000 per year is covered by generous donors, and $8,500 of the other shelter budgets are funded by LCP sustainability projects. Many children in the shelters are sponsored which also helps with expenses. We raise the remaining $61,500 from generous individuals like you.
We believe God has brought these children to LCP for a purpose, and we work hard on their behalf to make the shelter program possible! Roughly $5200 per month or $170 per day can cover the budgets for the Consuelo, Wee Women, and both Independent Dorms. All these shelters are still in need of funding.
No gift is too small to make an impact. These funds feed, clothe, educate, and more for the residents. They also pay for all the Housemothers, Social Workers, Maintenance Staff, Security Guards, and other staff who work so hard to give these children a life at Hope Village.
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a regular donor to the Shelter Program? Or, will you consider supporting a day, a week, or even a month of the Shelter budgets?
Help us continue serving the least of these who have been orphaned, abandoned, and abused with a loving and supportive home. Thank you in advance for helping us serve these children!