Help for Orphan Children Organization (HOCO) is an orphanage and school catered to orphaned and vulnerable children in Afghanistan. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our organization’s mission and commitment are to help empower and support orphaned and vulnerable children in Afghanistan by providing free education and healthcare, as well as behavioral, psychological, and emotional counseling services necessary for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Afghanistan to become strong, healthy, and independent leaders of tomorrow.
General School & Orphanage– Our orphanage and school, located in Kabul, Afghanistan, provides welfare and education to 35 orphans. Within the orphanage, the children are provided with shelter, clothes, food, healthcare, emotional/psychological support, and counseling. Within the school, the children are supported and provided with academic programs, activities, and primary education.
Education & Support Center– As of August 2021, Help for Orphan Children Organization (HOCO) has expanded its humanitarian efforts and established an education and support center for parents and their children within the institutionalized school located in Kabul, Afghanistan. The center provides educational, nutritional, and health services for disadvantaged children and their parents, especially Afghan mothers. The aim of the center is to provide financial opportunities for Afghan mothers who have been struggling financially, as well as offer their children educational opportunities.
Distribution aid for families- Help for Orphan Children Organization (HOCO) also works to help Afghanistan thrive and prosper by holding distribution events for families in and around Kabul, Afghanistan. -Aid includes cash assistance, relief packages, and food packages for families.
Disaster/Emergency Relief Aid– Help for Orphan Children Organization (HOCO) also responds and provides disaster assistance and emergency relief to different provinces in Afghanistan. Emergency Aid includes relief packages such as food, shelter, water, blankets, clothes, and medical attention/health services.
Refugee Assistance- As of January 2021, Help for Orphan Children Organization (HOCO) has provided assistance to refugees and asylum seekers coming from Afghanistan to the United States.
- UPDATE- United States-based HOCO members and volunteers have provided translation and transportation services, as well as helped teach basic English and language skills.
- UPDATE- Help for Orphan Children Organization (HOCO) has also helped to translate mental health resources from English to Dari/Pashto to provide desperately needed trauma-informed care and therapy.
As Help for Orphan Children Organization (HOCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely upon your continued support to keep our organization running. Please consider donating to our GoFundMe page today!