Shifting the Model
1MILLIONHOME is a network of leaders working collaboratively to advance reintegration efforts and empower orphanages to convert their models of care
Whether you’re a thought leader, an orphanage director, or an umbrella organization, consider joining the 1MH campaign. Collectively we equip leaders around the world with practical tools, training, and resources that assist with exceptional child welfare practices in three areas:
Our partners actively monitor areas and identify seperated and abandoned children and bring them to their reunification center.
Children are treated for trauma, the root cause of their seperation is identified and addressed, and they are prepared to return to their family.
Children are reintegrated into permanent local families who have been recruited, vetted, and empowered.
“When we moved to Kenya in 2011, Mike was an 11-year old boy that lived on Agape’s Kisumu campus, and in 2012, Agape reunited Mike with his family in Homa Bay. We are all so proud to learn that Mike just scored in the top 1.8% nationally on his final high school exams and is en route to university. We’re even more proud that Mike stopped by Agape to say thank you. God is good!”
Does your organization fit our Philosophy?
Before applying for a grant through 1MILLIONHOME, please take some time to ensure that your organization & project fits our criteria to be considered for funding.
What practices are expected for 1MH partners?
The philosophy of 1MH partners is that we attempt to place children in permanent families, as native as possible, in order to mitigate trauma. What this means is that we first attempt to return children to biological family whenever possible. Immediate family first, then extended family if necessary. If that is not possible, we advocate for permanent placement with a family in-country. If that’s not possible, we support adoption efforts. Our practices need to support this order of priorities so that permanence and family preservation are always the highest priorities for every child.
Our partners commit to advocating for children in need in ways that do not separate them from parents.
Our partners advocate for permanence as early as possible because we know that a child’s development can be permanently harmed if attachment is disrupted and trauma is endured.
The staff of our partners are trauma informed and do not physically harm the children in their care, nor do they advocate for parents to harm children.
Our partners make special provision for children with disabilities and work to eliminate stigmas that work against the possibility of permanence for these children. Our partners provide medical, educational, therapeutic, and other services directly or through established partnerships in their local community.
What do we look for in a proposal?
We want to help leaders of institutions convert their model of care to child reintegration and then help other vulnerable children transition home as well. Organizations that fit this description will take priority when approving grants. We also look for organizations with healthy financials and donor relations so that children will continue to be supported ongoing after returning home. Organizations with multiple orphanages across several countries will take priority in the approval process.
Once my grant has been disbursed, how long do I have to submit proof of usage (including photos, videos, and written documentation of project progress) to 1MH?
1MH expects all of our partners to provide monthly impact reports ongoing for the life of the campaign. These impact reports will include details of children reintegrated back into family, rescued from the streets, and rehabilitated. Information on children will be kept confidential and 1MH will only share with supporters statistical data such as numbers of children that have been reintegrated, retention of children remaining at home, and names of organizations converting their models of care.
If my grant application is not approved, why is that and what can I do next?
Unfortunately, we cannot approve every grant request. Our team will work hard to communicate as effectively as possible why your grant was not approved and what needs to happen in order for you to qualify for a grant in the future.
If I have already received a grant from 1MH, how long do I have to wait to apply for another grant?
The war on inaction has begun. We believe it is time for a new era of missions and evangelism because a generation activated to it’s missional calling means a nation saved and a world reached.Learn more
CAFO SUMMIT 2019
Leaders from Agape Children’s Ministry and 1MILLIONHOME will lead seminars on reintegration efforts and converting models of care. Join over 3000 leaders in orphan care from all over the world who are collectively passionate about solving the orphan crisisLearn more
SOCIAL WORKER TRAINING
Agape staff offer world class social worker training for frontline implementers converting their model of care. Attendees learn how to successfully rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate children back into family and provide case management services until the child turns 18.Learn more
Join 1MH at the Global Forum for a World Without Orphans in Chiang Mai, Thailand as we gather with global leaders with the same goal; a world without orphans.Learn more
FAMILY REUNIFICATION WORKSHOP
1MH, along with our partners at Agape Children’s Ministry, will return to Kenya a second time in 2019 to provide the Agape Model workshop on family reunification. If your organization’s leadership is interested in attending our next workshop, please submit an inquiry form here.Learn more
If your church or organization would like to see the Agape Model in action, plan a visit to one of the campuses in Kenya.Learn more