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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

Matías

Medical

Matías has a genetic disorder, Treacher Collins syndrome.  Dr. Fajardo, the only specialist in Mexico trained to complete the necessary complex surgery, evaluated Matías. Timing for this life-saving reconstructive surgery is crucial. Matías is ready for the surgery and passed his initial physical evaluation. Our partners, Red de Ciudadanos de Mérida, worked tirelessly in the […]

Children in Need

Rosalía

Medical

Nine-year-old Rosalía was heartbreakingly diagnosed with the same type of brain tumor as her older sister, Fátima, this week. Thankfully, the initial images of Rosalía’s tumor showed that she does not require chemotherapy yet. Instead, doctors will perform diagnostic imaging again in April, and the oncologist will plan treatment then. Here’s how you can help […]

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 […]

Children in Need

Lia

Medical

Lia and her family live in a rural area in China. Lia was born far too early – weighing a mere two pounds. Her family could not afford medical care, but a caring local nurse was able to raise the funds needed to save Lia’s life. Lia is now a year old and faces a […]

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

Emma

Medical

Meet Emma. Emma is a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Mexico with an enlarged liver, probably caused by liver cancer. During the first week of March, her first two liver biopsies will be performed. After the biopsies, she will receive a combination of eight chemotherapy or radiation therapy, depending on the biopsy result. Emma will need $4000 […]

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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