Our Work

CHAIN OF LOVE: TRANSFORMING LIVES

With the goal of taking in children and teenagers in situations of social vulnerability and transforming their lives, Chain of Love (known as Lar Colmeia in Brazil) was created. The organization has homes in the cities of Campo Bom and Novo Hamburgo, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil.

The homes take in children and teenagers (between 0 and 18 years of age) sent by the judicial system (in a protective measurement) after all attempts to place them with their extended families have failed. The organization provides a familial living where the resident caregiver/housemother devotes her full time to looking after and protecting the children and teenagers taken into the homes. A resident housefather also invests significantly in the lives of the children and teenagers.

Additionally, there is our Transition Home (aka Youth Home),

Where some of our young people live once they pass the age of 18 after spending some time in the regular COL homes. The Transition Home is the home for young adults who are not yet capable enough to function independently and so need more time to obtain their financial independence and autonomy.

 

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110

Crianças/Jovens Atendidos

9

Casas Lares Atuantes

14000

Refeições Servidas / mês

24

horas / dia
de Muito Trabalho
e Muito Amor

Projects

Chain of Love serves various projects. Meet them and learn how to collaborate.

INTERWEAVING STORIES PROJECT

By recognizing the importance of the roles played by the resident caregivers (housemothers), Chain of Love offers a space of continuous training with active listening, dialogues, interaction, approach, knowledge, and exchange of experiences aimed at improving the caregiver’s health and the care she provides to the children and teenagers.

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TUTORING

In this project, volunteer teachers of a variety of subjects such as Math, Portuguese, Chemistry, Physics, and English generously donate their time to help children and teenagers with learning difficulties due to traumas and losses achieve success in areas in which they are struggling.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Are you a Social Service, Psychology, or Physical Education student? Are you willing to put into practice what you learn in theory in a classroom?

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SOMANDO SABERES (SPECIALIZED MULTIDISCIPLINARY SERVICES) PROJECT

In order to develop a higher quality of life for the Chain of Love children and teenagers, Somando Saberes Project offers specialized consultations in areas such as psychology, psychiatry, educational psychology, and speech-language therapy, which enhance the care of children and teenagers.

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ALÇANDO VOO (TAKING HIGHER FLIGHTS) PROJECT

In consideration of how important it is to build a life project with a teenager concerning his/her independence as well as the process of his/her eventual disconnection from the organization, the Taking Higher Flights Project (or Projeto Alçando Voo, in Portuguese) was created.

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HOMES IN ACTION PROJECT

Who wouldn’t like to live in a cozy, organized home and be able to enjoy moments of leisure in a family? And what about watching a movie while eating popcorn on a comfortable sofa?

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EducActive PROJECT

Created in 2014, the EducActive (Education + Active) Project aims to improve the children’s and teenagers’ health, physical conditioning, and school performance. It also aims to diminish the tensions and aggressiveness in the social relations between children, teenagers, houseparents (resident caregivers), schoolmates, teachers, and the community in general.

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Big Brother / Big Sister Program

Be a big brother or big sister to a child or teenager  (for residents of Brazil only) 

Be a super-agent of transformation of lives!

 

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Testimonial

Note: we are identifying the children with their initials and ages because of legal policies regarding their privacy.

Our Partner

DONATIONS

GIVE AFFECTION, GIVE LOVE, GIVE HOPE, BE AN AGENT OF TRANSFORMATION. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS FOR YOU TO HELP

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER PROGRAM (for residents of Brazil only)

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BANK DEPOSIT

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DONATION OF ITEMS (for people living in Brazil only)

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DONATION OF ITEMS (for people living in Brazil only) - NOVO HAMBURGO UNIT

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CASH DONATIONS (for people living in Brazil, only)

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GIVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY

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GIVE AN IDEA/SUGGESTION

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BE A VOLUNTEER OR PARTNER

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VALE SOLIDÁRIO (for people living in Brazil only)

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