Child Hope International


Child Hope International seeks to provide care for the orphaned and create hope for families in Haiti, through Christian-motivated care, relationships, and training.

Our vision is to provide orphan care that reduces the future demand for orphan care in Haiti.



The ministry of Child Hope International was founded in 2001 by Bill and Susette Manassero. After traveling around the world with “Mr. Bill’s Music Ministry,” and spreading the gospel through music, God began to burden their hearts for the country of Haiti and the deep suffering that they witnessed there. They were moved not only the spiritual hunger of the Haitian children, but also the intense physical and emotional hunger of so many abandoned orphans.

At the prompting of their 9-year-old daughter Ariana, who sensed that God was calling them to move there permanently, the family decided to take a leap of faith and sold all that they owned to make the move from southern California to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This was in 2004 . . . Continue Reading >

Our Team

Our Work

Boys & Girls Homes

Our boys’ and girls’ homes provide a safe environment for homeless, orphaned, and at-risk children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Each child in . . .


An education in Haiti is a luxury that most cannot afford. There are few public or free schools, and the expense . . .

Feeding Program

Child Hope is supporting a local pastor who operates a feeding program that serves meals to children in the community. Through . . .

Transition Program

The unemployment rate in Haiti is 40%. This makes it especially daunting for our kids to transition out of our homes . . .

Disaster Relief

Because of the fragility of life in Haiti and regular occurrence of natural disasters, we have been uniquely situated to bring . . .

Guest House

    CHI partners with local Guest Houses to provide safe accommodations for visitors to Port Au Prince at a reasonable . . .

Get Involved

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Sponsor A Child

Child Hope International is honored and grateful that the Lord has entrusted these precious children into our care to raise up . . .

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Volunteer: Short-Term

Are you interested in planning a short-term mission trip to Child Hope International with your church, school, or friend group? It . . .

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Host a Fundraiser

Not everyone feels called or has the time and resources to go to Haiti, but you can still make a difference . . .

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Haiti is an island steeped in spiritual darkness and confusion. From the beginning of its modern history, religious practices of African . . .

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Job Opportunities

We do not have any paid positions available at this time. Please check back at a later time!. . .

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Corporate Matching Gifts

Did you know that many larger companies will match employee donations to non-profit organizations like Child Hope International? Listed below are . . .

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We would love to hear from you! We look forward to answering your questions and helping you find out how to bring a child hope!

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Child Hope International – US Office and Mail

  • 1225 Coast Village Rd. Suite C, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • 805-845-1946