Vulnerable Children Impact

Your Gifts Rescued Children in Developing Countries and Restored Their Hope

James 1:27 says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress.” In developing countries around the world, Catholic orphanages, schools, boarding homes and feeding centers are committed to practicing this pure and pleasing form of worship — meeting the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children.

Without anyone to care for them, these little ones would be left to fend for themselves. But with compassionate support from the Catholic Church, children can find nourishing meals, safe places to sleep and a door-opening education. They also have access to professional counseling and spiritual formation that can free them from pain and transform their futures.

In 2021, your generosity helped our ministry provide grants for 31 projects to strengthen vulnerable children in nine countries. Our donors’ reach was worldwide, assisting children in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. For example, your support rescued orphans and street children through Creamos Orphanage in Bolivia. You also empowered the St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage to provide food and medical care to orphaned and abandoned babies in Quito, Ecuador.

31
GRANTS PROVIDED
9
COUNTRIES IMPACTED
2,504
CHILDREN PROTECTED THROUGH ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAMS

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECT

St. Vincent de Paul

2021 Orphans and Vulnerable Children Facts

Cross Catholic Outreach donors supported St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage in Quito, Ecuador. In 2021, our funds helped support the orphanage’s nursery that cared for 17 babies. These funds gave orphaned or abandoned children a safe and loving place to live until they can be placed with an adoptive family or reunited with their biological family.

Since 1876, St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage has worked tirelessly to serve the neglected and abused children of Quito. The orphanage is currently run by The Daughters of Charity, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a team of medical professionals. Under their direction, babies receive needed medical attention, checkups, nutritious food and stimulation to develop gross motor skills.

FAST FACTS

Care Provided to Children

Your support made it possible for 17 babies and toddlers to receive around-the-clock care.

Nutritious Food

Cross Catholic Outreach donors provided nutritious food to the orphanage’s nursery.

Staff Salaries

Your support covered 12 staff salaries, including funding for caretakers, nurses, a physical therapist and a speech therapist.

Medical Care

Medical care, including pediatrician visits and hospital expenses, was provided to the babies in the nursery.

The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2021. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2021; uncompleted activities are carried over into the next fiscal year.

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