Orphans International Worldwide
Poverty & Hunger, Children & Youth, Housing & Homelessness
Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) was founded by Jim Luce in 1999 as a response to the global crisis facing orphaned children.
OIWW has established a network of locally incorporated homes to house and educate children orphaned and abandoned after the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, and Hurricane Jeanne in Haiti.
OIWW's Family Care model arranges for individual child sponsors to provide on-going, monthly stipends for the financial, health and educational support of orphans living in the poorest families.
OIWW also provides school oversight, after school tutoring, enrichment programs, health checkups, and monitoring of the child’s well being, including the foster siblings.
Our mission is to help orphaned or abandoned children grow into happy and productive citizens of the world.OIWW is:
Interfaith, because there are many paths up the mountain;
Interracial, because there is but one race - the human race;
International, because our neighbors are our family;
Intergenerational, because there is much to learn from our elders;
and Internet-connected, because informed citizens of the world are a hope for peace
455 Main St. 3 F
new York, New York 10044