Who We Are:

Orfanato Niños de Cristo is an orphanage located in the Dominican Republic that was founded in 1993. It houses more than 160 children who have been abandoned and/or victims of abuse, both from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Orfanato Niños de Cristo is dedicated to improving the lives of the children, focusing on education, health and housing, as most of the children spend their entire childhood and young life in the orphanage. The orphanage has two housing facilities, a privately-run school and recreational areas.

Our Mission:

To provide orphaned children with a home, health and education through college to help them become independent and productive members of their communities.

Who We Help

Orfanato Niños de Cristo welcomes Dominican and Haitian children who have been abandoned and physically and/or verbally abused. These children used to live in dangerous and unsanitary conditions, oftentimes having to beg on the streets to survive, suffering from malnutrition and lack of access to education. In the Dominican Republic, orphanages are almost non-existent and government funds are extremely limited, making our orphanage one of the few ways through which these children have a chance for a better life.


Orfanato Niños de Cristo focuses on providing personalized education to its children. we value highly the role that education plays in the children's future and strive to maximize their abilities and reach the highest possible aducational level. There are 3 levels of education that you can help us support: elementary school, high school and college/vocational school. While the Orphanage has its own school, a portion of our sponsored children attends privately-run schools, in La Romana. As our children under our care become older, their education needs change and their education costs increase from elementary to high school and college . We try to give high school graduates the best possible education available based on their career interests, aptitudes and sponsorship funds available.

Sponsor a Child

Our Sponsor a Child program is the strongest way that we can transform a child's life together, by making him or her a part of our and your family. As a sponsor, you will play an integral role in the life of the child, providing guidance and support thrownghout his or her life as well as giving them the hope and motivation necessary to pursue their dreams. Become a full sponsor by making a $30 contribution per month and help us raise a child in the orphanage. This cost will help us cover basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter.