Founded in 1996, we are a Christian mission dedicated to the care of orphaned, abandoned and neglected children in Latvia and surrounding nations. In 1999 we expanded our mission to include ministry to families in crisis.We are a committed team of American, Latvian, and Russian men and women who share a passion to serve God as he changes lives and mends the broken hearted.
Sparrow’s Nest rescues children in need; relieves emotional and physical suffering; works to bring restoration in each child’s life, and then replaces the child in a family. We work alongside families in crisis to prevent the breakdown of the family, and support the rehabilitation of child and parents. We support the work of foster families, and promote guardianship and adoption.
Like a family, we provide food, clothing, medicine, education and safety. We look for gifts and talents in every child and reinforce the incredible value of each life entrusted to our care. We share the love of God and create an atmosphere of trust where broken hearts are mended and hope is restored. Our final work is to replace each child in a living permanent family.
How you can help
Become a support family
Children placed with The Sparrow’s Nest face overwhelming fear and rejection when their world is turned upside down. A support family affirms the value of a child during a time of loss or rejection. The cards and small gifts throughout the year are a steady reminder that the child is loved, valuable, and not forgotten. You can come alongside a specific child through prayer, celebrating their birthday and holidays, and being involved with special needs like medical care and development of the child’s gifts and talents.
Financial support from friends and partners makes our work possible - it is that simple and that vital. Our budget looks much like a family budget as we feed, clothe, and care for the medical, educational, and emotional needs of each child. Our committed staff of 30 employees form the heart of our work and offer their loving care and support as children journey from brokenness to wholeness. If you sense a connection to our work and would like to help through financial support, your donations can be made securely online or be mailed to our office address listed under Contact Us. The Sparrow's Nest is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.