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#108: Emanuel Childrens Home
San Pedro Sula,  Honduras
The Emanuel Childrens Home (Hogar de Niños Emanuel) assists in the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of abused, disadvantaged, and homeless children ranging in age from infant to eighteen years of age.

#112: Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos
Houston,  Texas
Casa de Esperanza is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or HIV/AIDs. Casa provides residential, medical and psychological care to meet the individual needs of each child. Caregivers provide direct care to children in homes with six or fewer children per house.

#113: Quaker Cottage
Belfast,  Northern Ireland
Quaker Cottage aims to provide a safe and caring environment to actively promote increased self esteem, greater family understanding and cooperation, improved social and life skills, enhanced development, and mutual understanding and respect.

#120: Hope House
Quinter,  Kansas
Hope House, Inc. is a youth residential center for Kansas boys aged 10-18. It is a place where youth who have not been successful at the foster home level will reside.

#204: Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Elgin,  Illinois
The Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Church of the Brethren work with youth of all ages and young adults in forming Christian values, serving the community, and promoting peace through various programs.

#206: Youth Initiatives
Belfast/Downpatrick/Banbridge,  Northern Ireland
Youth Initiatives is a cross-community youth work organization that aims to awaken hope, inspire initiative, and mobilize youth to make a vital contribution to their community and to reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

#207: Weierhof Mennonite Congregation
Weierhof,  Germany
The Weierhof Mennonite congregation, a rural village church in the Palatinate region of Germany, seeks a Volunteer Youth Facilitator. We would like the volunteer to be the contact point for youth and young adults in the community – he/she will facilitate our multiple youth groups, help integrate youth into the congregation, plan activities and retreats, and also assist with worship services.

#208: Youth Economic Group
Liberty,  New York
YEG is a diverse group of students who manage a business called Basement Bags using a cooperative model. They produce and sell socially conscious bags with messages of peace and justice. Through the business they make their own job, exercise leadership, and spread positive messages.

#234: Boys Hope Girls Hope Kansas City
Kansas City,  Missouri
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City cares for the boys at our house 24/7 and provide for all of their needs. Our home is a home and not like an institution.

#304: Cross Keys Village Brethren Home Community
New Oxford,  Pennsylvania
Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community is seeking volunteers with a passion for enhancing the lives of those living and working on our campus. There are a variety of opportunities available to meet the individual’s specific skills and talents from coordinating neighborhood activities and programs in healthcare to specific service-oriented departments such as Campus Inn Restaurant Host/Hostess or on-campus shuttle runs.

#307: The Palms Retirement Community
Sebring,  Florida
The Palms of Sebring is a retirement community consisting of independent, assisted living and long term care residents. BVS volunteers assist with activities, light computer work, visitations with residents as well as helping with parties decorating and new ideas.

#401: Human Resources Development Council
Havre,  Montana
District IV Human Resources Development Council is a non-profit Community Action Agency that has been serving the Hi-Line region of North-Central Montana since 1965. The aim is to engage low-income families with the maximum opportunity to address their needs, envision their possibilities and live a productive life of dignity.

#411: SERRV
New Windsor,  Maryland
SERRV’s goal is to alleviate poverty and empower low-income people through trade, training and other forms of community support as the work to improve their lives. SERRV has worked to assist artisans and farmers for more than 60 years by marketing their handcrafts and food projects in a just and direct manner.

#418: Capstone
New Orleans,  Louisiana
Based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Capstone seeks to provide a stable community environment to those needing a solid foothold in life.

#420: Brethren Disaster Ministries
New Windsor,  Maryland
Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM), a program of the Church of the Brethren, engages volunteers to repair and rebuild damaged homes for disaster survivors, with the goal of easing the trauma and promoting recovery in the vulnerable communities across the United States.

#435: Talbert House
Cincinnati,  Ohio
The Talbert House Reentry Services cluster consists of several out-client reentry programs serving men and women that have recently been released from incarceration and who are being supported with case management, mentoring, and employment services and other services designed to promote pro-social behavior and reduce the likelihood of additional criminal behavior.

#436: Brethren Community Services
Springfield,  Oregon
Brethren Community Services is a non-profit formed to develop a one-acre site in downtown Springfield, and is owned by the Springfield Church of the Brethren.

#604: CooperRiis
Mill Spring / Asheville,  North Carolina
CooperRiis, a Healing Community in Western North Carolina, serves adults living with mental illness or emotional distress. CooperRiis is a recovery based therapeutic community. CooperRiis’ approach embraces relationship centered care and the enhanced recovery model as central components in the process of healing.

#606: Hopewell Inn
Mesopotamia,  Ohio
Hopewell is a therapeutic farm community dedicated to serving adults with serious mental illness. Through participation in meaningful work and group activities, Hopewell assists residents move to more independent living situations.

#607: Innisfree Village
Crozet,  Virginia
Innisfree Village is a life sharing community for adults with intellectual disabilities, founded in 1971. Sixty-five community members live in twelve family-style houses on a 550-acre farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


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