Working to eliminate institutional care for vulnerable children.
Martin James Foundation
Orphanages and institutions don’t work, but many countries around the world still use them to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Often, large institutions are administered by few professionals who focus on the physical needs of a child rather than their emotional wellbeing. But studies show that the outcomes of children raised in institutional care are comparatively poorer than those raised in a supportive family environment.
As a global charity group with more than 30 years of experience, the Martin James Foundation (MJF) is well placed to support children who have been institutionalised, and who have been displaced through family breakdown or forced migration. With evidence-based toolkits and practice-based approach MJF strives to be at the forefront of a growing global movement to eliminate institutional care of children.