Survival Program

How we help mothers and babies

We believe that the emotional, social, physical and spiritual development of young children have a direct effect on the adults they will become. From a mother's pregnancy through a baby's first year of life, Compassion Survival provides essential care that they need to survive and thrive. Moms may receive prenatal care and birth assistance. They also receive training and support to help their babies reach milestones that are critical in early development.

With the help of donors, Compassion supports more than 19,000 mothers and their babies each year at over 800 local church partners around the world. Each Survival center is staffed with warm, caring, knowledgeable individuals that serve mothers and babies extremely well. And when a baby reaches one year, it's a celebration! He or she is ready to be sponsored by a generous donor like you.

Basic Needs & Nutrition

Clean water, healthy food, vitamins, milk, diapers, and monthly growth monitoring

Health Care Interventions

Pre and post-natal care for mother and baby, critical medical resources, and immunizations

Support & Love

Home visits, emotional & spiritual support, parenting workshops, one-on-one coaching, infant cognitive support


of maternal deaths occur in developing countries

4.5 million

childhood deaths within the first year of life in 2015 alone


women die a day due to pregnancy and childbirth issues


Everyday, We Help Moms Like Kate

Despite living under difficult circumstances of extreme poverty, this mother and her precious baby daughter from Uganda are healthy, joyful and thriving.

When we first met Kate, she felt voiceless and alone. “When I joined the center, I felt like I couldn’t speak, I had lost hope. The father (to Pamela) had abandoned us. I was so hurt and didn’t even know if I could give birth. Compassion was my intervention,” states Kate.

Just over six months later, Kate has found her voice! She is fully immersed in a loving community that empowers her, prays for her and cares for her and her family. Her baby Pamela is getting the love and care she deserves to grow healthy and strong.

Give With Confidence

With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.

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Have Questions About Compassion and How We Work?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you're passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion representative.

Compassion Survival for Babies

Compassion's Survival is a powerful way to help mothers and babies escape the cycle of poverty. Your support will help mothers to give their babies the best possible life, despite the difficulties of living in poverty. The odds are already stacked against babies born in poverty, and Survival offers an opportunity to change this reality. Your prayers and financial support are invaluable.

Compassion Survival works in partnership with the local church to help mothers learn to care for their babies. Mothers learn about breastfeeding and safe food preparation. They receive food supplements, vitamins and spiritual support. When their babies are ready to be born, a birth attendant and advocate is with them.

With Compassion, you can have confidence that the money you give to Survival will directly help mothers and their babies in desperate need. When you hear the stories of the way God is changing lives through this program, you can't help but get involved.