Avanse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to advance the lives of street children in Latin America and the Caribbean. We are committed to providing love and protection to homeless children who are living in some of the world's poorest slums. In order to focus on the building blocks every child deserves for a bright future, we provide 4 areas of services:
Life Skills Training
The United Nations estimates that there are 150 million street children globally
Not every child receives the chance to enjoy a safe and loving childhood. 1/3 of street children are in our region throughout the Americas and Caribbean. Without proper attention and outreach, these numbers will continue to climb.
Povery, family instability, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, the death of a parent, and other socio-economic pressures force destitute children to seek out living on the streets. These streets are a dangerous place for children. a child who sleeps on the street endures untold suffering just to survive.