Each year, CRS supports more than 150 million people in more than 100 countries. Now it is time to take our work to scale. Through its Vision 2030 agency strategy, CRS has identified priority outcomes that best align to our mission and expertise. One of those priorities is strengthening families.
Over the next 10 years, we will help caregivers learn and practice positive parenting, connect families with supportive communities, help children access education, health and social services, and build families’ resources through savings groups, cash grants, school vouchers and financial education.
Through Go FAR, CRS will help 1 million children live in strengthened families so they can reach their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment.
Why It Matters: Strengthening Families
Families are key to a child’s success. Without family, a child’s well-being is threatened. Their physical, emotional and intellectual development can suffer. Many parents in the poorest communities cannot afford food, education or health care. Without strong support systems, many make the heartbreaking decision to place their children in orphanages as a way to secure their basic necessities.
CRS will work to ensure all children and families have the lasting support they need to thrive.
We are proud to share the stories of the people we serve as we strengthen families and promote healthy, happy homes.