Building a secure and hopeful today, so children facing health issues and poverty succeed tomorrow.

Building a secure and hopeful today, so children facing health issues and poverty succeed tomorrow.

Children’s Place International is part of Children’s Place Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that opened in 1991 during the HIV/AIDS crisis to address the challenges facing youth in Chicago’s underserved communities.

Children’s Place International launched in 2007 to extend that mission overseas by providing access to health and well-being for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Since then, we have provided in-depth support to tens of thousands of children and their caregivers across nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

We embrace equity in all facets of our work. By partnering with local community-based organizations and taking a strengths-based approach, we close the access gap to healthcare, education, and opportunity for vulnerable children.

Children Served

  • In low- or middle-income countries

  • Medically fragile

  • Prenatal through young adulthood

  • Living with family or caregivers

  • Supported through local partners

Health Issues

  • Communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis

  • Non-communicable diseases such as cancers, mental health, epilepsy, sickle cell

  • Waterborne illnesses and malnutrition

  • Social determinants

Targeted Interventions

  • Health

  • Psychosocial

  • Nutrition

  • Family support

  • Emergency aid

  • Education

  • Career development

Our mission is more than a statement. It is a collective calling to dismantle the inequities that cause countless children to needlessly suffer and die.

Guiding Principles