Orphan Relief and Rescue's Relief Program is an immediate response to Liberia's most desperate children. There are thousands of children living in orphanage homes with little support from government and no means of providing the most basic daily needs. These children are living in conditions unimaginable by Western standards. They have little or no access to clean water, terrible sanitation and hygiene, no medical care, and never enough food to thrive. We assess each orphanage individually and work with the director to meet the most pressing needs of the children first.
This program has become a central part of our work in Liberia, and we hope to keep expanding as resources and finances become available. We have started small. Now partner with us to reach more children.
Our approach to healthcare in orphanages is to train directors in best practices, and then to build partnerships with quality local clinics to provide free care when necessary. We host workshops throughout the year for caretakers on topics like handwashing, malaria and diarrhea prevention, water and food handling, and safety.
While benefitting from immediate relief, orphanages are also working towards financial independence.