Orphan Helpers, Inc.

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Honduras and El Salvador both struggle with high rates of poverty, family breakdown, crime, and violence. As a result, scores of children and youth end up abandoned, abused, or incarcerated. They are in desperate need of hope and a future. They are the ones Orphan Helpers serves.

Orphan Helpers works in the places abandoned, abused, and incarcerated youth live: government-run orphanages and juvenile detention centers. Through our Success Academy program, we build relationships, teach life skills, and provide opportunities so today's orphans can become tomorrow's helpers.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Orphan Helpers, Inc.
727 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite D
Newport News, VA 23601

Website: orphanhelpers.org

Phone: 757-722-6940

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541995429

CEO/President: Mr. Greg Harris

Chairman: David Dunlevy

Board size: 7

Founder: Greg Garrett

Ruling year: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Transforming lives of abandoned, abused, and incarcerated youth across El Salvador and Honduras

Mission statement

Equipping abandoned, incarcerated, and at-risk youth for success by serving their physical, spiritual, educational and emotional needs.

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Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating648 of 102425 of 35
Fund acquisition rating945 of 102731 of 35
Resource allocation rating661 of 102727 of 35
Asset utilization rating163 of 10246 of 35

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$9,000$22,500$62,845$1,830$52,046
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$287,307$218,037$282,416$100,595$119,497
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$41,399$8,306$9,814$8,788$18,786
Other long-term assets$750$750$750$0$0
Total long-term assets$42,149$9,056$10,564$8,788$18,786
Total assets$329,456$227,093$292,980$109,383$138,283
Payables and accrued expenses$24,861$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$24,861$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$41,000$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$65,861$14,561$33,975$2,141$31,014
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$184,344$212,532$122,050$81,860$90,968
With donor restrictions$79,251$0$136,955$25,382$16,301
Net assets$263,595$212,532$259,005$107,242$107,269
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Total contributions$815,695$830,051$783,905$544,025$541,561
Program service revenue$0$0$0$45,134$20,199
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$435$60$47$0$19
Other revenue($2,469)($5,296)$23,994$15,954$98,108
Total other revenue($2,034)($5,236)$24,041$61,088$118,326
Total revenue$813,661$824,815$807,946$605,113$659,887
Program services$605,778$733,350$492,084$463,170$476,901
Management and general$66,383$61,240$56,464$19,058$49,055
Total expenses$762,598$871,288$650,330$605,140$644,097
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$51,063($46,473)$157,616($27)$15,790
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$51,063($46,473)$157,616($27)$15,790


Gregory HarrisExecutive Di$95,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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For 14 years, Greg Garrett had been praying and seeking God's will for his life. "It kept coming back to orphans," he said. In 2000, he was supposed to be online searching for an anniversary cruise but he kept looking at orphans and orphanages. He asked his wife, Libby, to rethink the cruise idea and instead go with him in search of orphans in Central America.

They flew to El Salvador and found a nearby church, where they met a bilingual member who agreed to ride around with them. They came upon a 100-year-old deteriorating orphanage with 250 children being cared for by only six adults; not a single commode or shower worked. One of the babies had been found in the trash the previous night.

And that's when it hit Greg and Libby.

They came home and began to write to everyone they knew, seeking support for these needy children. Three months later, 15 friends returned to El Salvador to help the cause. Since then, thousands of people have given generously, gone on trips, and helped abandoned and incarcerated youth succeed in El Salvador and Honduras.

Today, Greg continues to run a realty company in Hampton Roads, Virginia and travels frequently to Central America to spend time with the youth and further the mission of Orphan Helpers.

Program accomplishments

59 abandoned and incarcerated boys and girls graduated from the Success Academies in Honduras in 2017. In 2018, 153 have been enrolled! One Success Coach is working with the youth as they're released.
In 2017, 42 incarcerated boys and girls graduated from the Success Academies in Honduras. In 2018, 56 are enrolled. Thanks to a partnership with another Christian nonprofit, we have two Success Coaches working with the youth as they're released.