World Vision's Work in the U.S.
What are the challenges?
Some of the most heartbreaking poverty in the world is found right here in America. Nearly 13 million U.S. children are growing up in impoverished conditions because their families have difficulty meeting basic needs that most Americans take for granted.
World Vision's Response
To enable children to overcome the devastating effects of poverty and reach their full potential, World Vision works with communities to build a rich network of resources, people and opportunities that can help children thrive. We do this by concentrating on five integrated focus areas in which deep and long-lasting impact can be made in children’s lives.
Health and safety—World Vision coordinates anti-gang initiatives, substance abuse counseling, HIV-prevention education, referral services and other projects that work together to protect and nurture young people. We also help children stay healthy by providing immunizations and exams at health fairs, running sports camps and distributing medical supplies to local health clinics.
Essential supplies—World Vision provides top-quality donated products to families in need through local churches and organizations. World Vision’s Storehouse supplies resources like building materials to renovate deteriorating houses, school supplies to promote learning and everyday necessities to help families in need experience hope again.
Leadership development—World Vision helps create lasting change by strengthening the current and future leaders in a community. Our specialized, practical training helps churches and faith-based organizations nurture community leadership, deliver effective services and design programs that help lift families out of poverty.
Connecting community resources—World Vision serves hurting communities by helping local leaders and organizations come together to maximize their impact. We encourage strategic partnerships and provide opportunities for collaboration. We also connect leaders through forums like pastors’ breakfasts, “meet the- neighbors” events, volunteer training sessions and product distributions at World Vision’s Storehouse locations.
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Who Is World Vision?
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
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