Extending the love of God and changing lives
Since 2005, New Horizons for Children has been extending the love of God to vulnerable and orphaned children around the world. NHFC partners with local child care entities and governments in Ukraine, Latvia, Haiti, and Kenya to help provide for the basic needs of children in state care and offer trauma-informed education and resources for their local caregivers.
NHFC’s programs include an established network of families in the U.S. who are trained in trauma-informed caregiving and who open their homes to orphaned youth from Eastern Europe to participate in a cross-culture educational family experience that lasts 4-6 weeks. NHFC also provides an international mentoring program for vulnerable children with U.S. families as well as other opportunities to build into the lives of these children. Through building and extending healthy relationships, NHFC exists to put God’s love into action and to show children their incredible value, purpose, and hope for a bright future.
Since 2014, NHFC has been led by Dr. Sherri McClurg who is a licensed psychologist specializing in trauma-informed care of adolescents. Due to the organization’s proven history supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in various countries, NHFC currently is centering its resources and efforts in Ukraine.
NHFC is one of a small number of nonprofits with a local government partnership to resettle Ukraine’s orphans to safe regions within the country. Currently, NHFC is helping to provide over 20 safe havens where roughly 1,000 children and their caretakers have been supported and re-established residence during the war. NHFC is also facilitating partner organizations to provide educational resources, healthcare, and basic needs for these young Ukrainians to live a safe and productive life. These efforts are reducing risks of human trafficking, preserving Ukraine’s future generation, and providing a sense of safety for the children by delivering a familiar culture, education, and ongoing care through existing relationships with caregivers.
by Sherri McClurg, PsyD You’ve seen and heard the stories. According to the https://globalinitiative.net/global-report-on-trafficking-in-persons-2018/, at least 30% of lives trafficked internationally are children with those from the Caribbean, Central America, and Eastern Europe... READ MORE
by Sherri McClurg, NHFC CEO/Clinical Psychologist “Where families and positive relationships are nonexistent is where traffickers prey.” An Unholy Alliance published an excellent article about the connection between kids in care and human trafficking.... READ MORE