We couldn't help but do something.

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Kevin and Melissa Hansen have been married for ten years and have five children. However, their journey and calling to start Reach Orphans Worldwide began long ago. Upon initial dating in 2002, they mutually felt God calling them together not only for each other, but also for His greater purpose and plan. From layoffs to health problems, their personal journey seemed like an endless uphill battle. Yet, little did they know that every challenging step along the way was necessary in order to prepare them for what was ahead. 

In their careers as a Registered Nurse and Firefighter Paramedic, Melissa and Kevin were often first to treat others during heartbreaking circumstances. It was during these times that God continued to challenge their hearts even more in the area of giving. The lingering question of, “Why were we blessed with loving families growing up?” did not leave them. In 2012, multiple doors opened and before long they found themselves visiting orphanages in El Salvador, hosting children from Ukraine during the summers, and most importantly learning about a desperate need.  

The calling to adopt their children was so strong that they journeyed to Ukraine a total of five times in three years.

God’s calling dramatically changed their life, took them across the world into third world countries, where they came face to face with vulnerable suffering children in need of food, shelter and a family. The calling to adopt their children was so strong that they journeyed to Ukraine a total of five times in three years. In June 2015, they finally arrived home with all five of their beautiful children. A celebration words could not begin to express.    

Unable to forget the millions of children left behind, Kevin and Melissa decided to create an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that would reach those children who may never be adopted or reached otherwise. It is their vision that every child knows the love of Jesus and the plan He has for their life. The mission of Reach Orphans Worldwide is clearly stated in the name . . .
 

Reaching children around the world to give every child a hope and a future.  

We knew that we needed an implementation strategy.

In order to start an entire program in any country, state or city, there must be a specific plan that is broken down into phases, each relying on the other to create one successful program. That is why Reach Orphans Worldwide has implemented a four-phase program carefully designed to position us the workers, in a way that will facilitate long-lasting change. 

  • Research and Communication allows us to investigate the needs of specific countries and regions while networking with local individuals, businesses and government officials.
  • Mercy Ministries allows us to consistently provide basic life essentials in the form of "First Aid," resulting in international and domestic working relationships.
  • Training and Outreach Programs allows us to implement proper education, Bible camps, vocational training and transitional housing to ensure successful independence once "aging out" of system occurs. 
  • Goal Achievement allows us to combine all four phases for implementation in one country. Once a child enters an institution, we are there carefully walking them through each phase, providing a bright future.     
     
research & communication

Phase 1

RESEARCH & COMMUNICATION

mercy ministries

PHASE 2

MERCY
MINISTRIES

training

PHASE 3

TRAINING & OUTREACH PROGRAMS

goal achievement

PHASE 4

GOAL
ACHIEVEMENT


2020 Goal:  implement ALL PHASES within one country.

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Meet Our Board

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Kevin Hansen
Founder

Board Member 2

Melissa Hansen
Founder

Board Member 3

Christine Nichols
Board member

David Bueno
Board Member

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Laurel Boylan
BOARD MEMBER

 

Our Global Partners

We work with amazing partners in the countries we serve. Through them, you can sponsor individual children and invest in their future. Click on the LEARN MORE links to sponsor a child through their organization.

LOVE & HOPE
CHILDREN'S
HOME

 
Nasledie Heritage Foundation

HERITAGE UKRAINE FOUNDATION

 
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VILLAGE OF HOPE 
GUATEMALA

 

THE FAMILY NETWORK

 
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