Special Needs Children - Compassion International

Families of special needs children often lack the resources to help their children thrive. When those families live in poverty, those needs are compounded.

Helping special needs children can become overwhelming, so Compassion International gives special priority to helping these children—one child at a time. Compassion seeks to “release children from poverty in Jesus’ name” and since the program is an effective prevention against poverty, it is also a great resource for special needs children. The children are carefully selected and then connected with a local Compassion Child Development Center based in a local church. Compassion works to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children—enabling them to thrive, not just survive no matter what their special needs are.

At the center, special needs children are encouraged to dream of the future, have goals, receive an education and understand their individual challenges. Each child has a sponsor in another country whose support provides food and clean water, medical care, educational opportunities, training in life skills and the opportunity to develop a lifelong relationship with God. These resources help support the family and the individual challenges of each child with special needs.

Will you sponsor a child with special needs? Your sponsorship provides vital resources for these families.

Sponsor a Special Needs Child

As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus' name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today! Just click on a child's photo to learn more.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.