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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.

#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/Londonderry,  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: Rural and Migrant Ministry
Liberty,  New York
Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM) works in the areas of accompaniment, education, and youth empowerment in its quest to stand with disenfranchised farm- and rural workers and to change unjust systems and structures. RMM seeks BVS volunteers for two of its programs, in Liberty and Lyons, New York.

#224: Glebe House
Kilclief/Strangford,  Northern Ireland
Run by Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House is a residential center on a 16-acre wildlife area close to the Strangford Lough that delivers year-round community relations, social inclusion, and respite programs for people of all ages.

#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.

#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.

#608: Gould Farm
Monterey,  Massachusetts
Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental illness move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work and individual clinical care.

#609: L'Arche Kilkenny
Callan, County Kilkenny,  Republic of Ireland
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

#611: L'Arche Dublin
Dublin,  Republic of Ireland
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

#612: Arche Community Tecklenburg
Tecklenburg,  Germany
BVS placements are available at some of the many L'Arche communities in Europe.

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