Providing Shelter and restoring the rights of children who have been neglected, physically, and sexually abused in Belize.
Hope Haven Belize was established in 2018 with the clear objective of providing a safe haven for neglected, physically, and sexually abused children. Additionally, Hope Haven Belize established an empowerment center designed to support vulnerable children and women in our community with learning opportunities. Our primary goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where every child feels valued and secure.
Creating a stable environment for our children is our top priority at Hope Haven Belize. Many of our children come from unstable and broken families, which makes our mission even more crucial. Additionally, we provide the children with mental health care services, which help them to heal from the unspeakable trauma they endured so early in their lives. Every child deserves a nurturing and safe environment to grow and flourish, and we are dedicated to making a positive difference in their lives. Every child deserves a nurturing and safe environment to grow and flourish, and we are committed to making a positive difference in their lives. Whether it’s engaging in sports, dancing, movie nights, painting sessions, or dinner outings, we encourage them to embrace these experiences.
Our care facility is staffed 24/7 by dedicated caregivers who act as house moms. They provide constant care and support to the children and foster a family-like environment within the home. This structure allows us to offer unwavering love and stability to the children under our care, creating a healing and nurturing atmosphere that promotes growth.
Hope Haven Belize serves as a haven for children who have been abandoned, neglected, or have suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their families. We currently provide a nurturing home to 13 remarkable children, aged between two and seventeen, consisting of twelve girls and one boy. Each child has been entrusted to us by the Department of Human Services in Belize and carries a unique story of resilience. Our dedicated house mothers ensure these children receive the stability, affection, guidance, and love they deserve. We believe in empowering our children through education, providing them the tools to thrive academically and prepare for life after Hope Haven Belize. Our home celebrates every child’s birthday, holiday, and achievement joyfully and enthusiastically. We stand by our children, championing their successes and ensuring their safety, well-being, and happiness are always our top priorities. Equally, we stand by them through their trauma, growth, and healing, which is not an easy journey, but they can always count on their Hope Haven Belize Family to be there for them.
At Hope Haven, our foster children receive personalized care through individual and group therapy sessions, where they learn essential coping mechanisms to address their trauma. The majority of our children, predominantly girls, have endured the harrowing effects of sexual and/or physical violence perpetrated by family members. Recognizing the profound emotional scars they carry, we prioritize their healing journey. Tailored therapy approaches, such as play and talk therapy, are implemented based on the children’s ages and needs. Through modalities like art therapy, breathing techniques, and critical thinking exercises, our children are equipped with valuable tools for self-regulation and healing. With each session, they grow more adept at navigating their emotions and moving forward on their path to recovery.
Upon arrival at Hope Haven Belize, many children exhibit limited reading and comprehension skills, often stemming from extended periods without schooling or never being enrolled in school. A primary focus of our mission is to aid these children in overcoming their educational setbacks and fostering a sense of encouragement and achievement in the classroom. To support their academic journey, each child is enrolled in a private school tailored to their individual needs. We ensure they are fully equipped with essential school supplies, including Google Chrome laptops for assignments and virtual classes if necessary. At the end of each school day, our dedicated team assists with homework, ensuring every child receives the support they need to thrive academically.