Restore17 seeks to prevent boys from being exploited by providing them with hope and a future through holistic Christ-centered care.
Restore17 was created in response to Isaiah 1:17. We believe that God is good and He will RESTORE broken lives. Our vision is to see at-risk boys in Ecuador come to know Jesus and rise up as leaders who love and serve their community.
70% of males who turn 18-years-old and age out of institutions become criminals. The suicide and depression rates among kids growing up in orphanages is very high because they do not have the support of family and mentors. Often times, boys are overlooked and forgotten in regards to resources. Due to their vulnerability, many become victims of human trafficking or turn to illegal activities as means of survival, while others will join gangs to feel a sense of belonging. Restore17 is standing against this life trajectory and is committed to being a part of Changing Their Stories.
Restore17 believes in caring for the whole child. Restore17 has the unique opportunity to partner with a home for boys in Ecuador providing care in the following areas: Spiritual
Restore17 believes that each child's deepest need is a relationship with Jesus. We provide Christ-centered Bible studies for the youth we serve. They will receive their own personal Bible and study materials.
Restore17 believes we cannot serve spiritually without meeting physical needs as well. We provide hygiene items, nutritious meals, medication and healthcare as needed.
Restore17 provides a loving mentor who fosters relationships and is always available for emotional support.
Restore17 empowers our youth through tutoring, homework assistance, and technical training. With this training, they will have more opportunity to succeed in their futures.
Restore17 provides fun outings, weekend vacations and a monthly birthday celebration for the boys we work with. These moments allow the boys to simply be kids and help instill value.