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Transforming Lives.
One Child at a Time.

Providing humanitarian aid, medical care and therapy, education, and vocational training with compassion to at-risk orphans and children with disabilities.

Who We Are

Philip Hayden Foundation serves children that the world considers broken, giving them the support they need to flourish. We believe every child is valuable. Beyond their basic physical needs, children need to feel love and be part of a community. PHF works directly with families and with local charities in China and Mexico to provide humanitarian aid, medical care, education, and vocational training for at-risk children. And that care always includes love and compassion.

Over 4,000 orphans cared for

What We Do

At Philip Hayden Foundation, we’re working to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. We care for children in China and Mexico who have disabilities, live in impoverished areas, or don’t have adequate family support. 

We make a difference for these special kids in four key ways.

Humanitarian

Philip Hayden Foundation provides nutritious food, safe shelter, and medical services to vulnerable children. Children’s short-term basic needs must be met before they can benefit from other assistance like therapy, education, and vocational training. 

Vocation

Meaningful work allows people with disabilities to gain independence, contribute to society, and be viewed with dignity. Philip Hayden Foundation provides vocational and life skills training that enables at-risk young people to become productive, self-supporting adults.

Education

PHF helps at-risk children and children with disabilities receive specialized education that allows them to thrive. Depending on the need, our support may include funding a teacher in a Montessori classroom, paying school tuition, providing supplies, hiring a tutor, and more.

Medical

Medical care saves and transforms children’s lives. PHF provides surgeries, treatment, and medicine to vulnerable children, and we help families travel to medical appointments. We also provide therapies to children with disabilities and support training for therapists.

Children in Need

Anthony

Medical

This sweet boy with the mischievous smile was born in August 2014 – you may remember him from being a part of our Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (SFCV) family! He was born with myelomeningocele/hydrocephalus, and underwent a mass reduction operation in March 2015, then a VP shunt placement in April 2015 and a hernia repair in May […]

Children in Need

Mikey

Humanitarian

This photo is of Simeon because we can’t share a photo of Mikey, which protects Mikey’s privacy. Not every child is happy on haircut day, but some do! It’s a necessary part of life, and when caregivers provide haircuts, the funds can be used to meet other needs. Mikey’s orphanage is working hard to stretch […]

Children in Need

Dustin

Medical

Dustin is hard to forget. Born in 2011, he’s easily remembered as part of the Shepherd’s Field family – but he can be a bit of a busybody at times! However, his caretakers enjoy his company, especially when he wraps his arms around their necks and kisses their faces when they put him to bed. Dustin will express […]

Children in Need

HengHeng

Medical

HengHeng is three years old, and his smile lights up his entire face. His Mama is smiling now too! HengHeng has autism, and his family struggled to meet his needs. They even considered giving him up for adoption so that his needs could be met – and he would have a brighter future. Thankfully, PHF […]

Children in Need

Eduardo

Medical

Eduardo and his family live just outside the city of Mérida on the Yucatán peninsula. Like many of their neighbors, their house has a dirt floor and no running water. Many days there is not enough to eat. But Eduardo is happy that his family is together – because to him, family is everything. Eduardo […]

Children in Need

Wendy

Vocation

Wendy lived at the Philip Hayden Foundation for most of her teenage years. While she was there, she learned independent living skills and job skills. Through her own initiative, Wendy traveled solo to her home province to complete the paperwork for a disabled person’s ID. You can help other young men and women like Wendy […]

Get Involved, Make a Difference

In many parts of the world, people with disabilities are invisible. And yet all of us yearn to belong and to have a purpose. Our vision is that one day every child will be seen, known, loved, and valued. The loving gaze of someone listening to our dreams or the sweet taste of success with a task can be life changing. At PHF, we make it possible for vulnerable children to experience these transforming moments and grow into their full potential. 

Our mission is to provide humanitarian aid, medical care, education, and vocational training to at-risk children in China and Mexico, transforming hopelessness into lives of dignity, fulfillment, and value.

With your help, we can make a difference, one child at a time.

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