Mission and Partners
“The greatest happiness we find is when we help others, especially those in tremendous need.”
Since D. Gary Young started the Foundation in 2009, they have focused on giving those who receive far too little attention the tools and resources they need to unlock possibilities. Their mission and vision serve as the compass for providing long-term solutions.
We envision a world where children are provided with the resources and opportunities necessary to become confident, self-reliant leaders who can take control of their own health, provide for their families, and positively change their community.
Hope for Justice
Hope for Justice is a global non-profit organisation which aims to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
“Human trafficking is one of the most serious and barbaric crimes, profiting from human misery. Our response is a strategic one: focus on excellence, professionalism, and outcomes to help victims find healing, hope, and justice. Now is the time for all of us to act and end suffering.” Neil Wain, International Programme Director
Their mission – “We exist to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.”
Young Living Academy (Ecuador)
The Academy is sponsored by Young Living in order to provide quality education to the children and youth of Ecuador so they can develop their full potential, improve their lives and that of their families, community, becoming future leaders.
Their mission – “Promote an integral and inclusive education, based on respect for cultural and gender diversity, developing critical, scientific, and ecological awareness, forming autonomous leaders and entrepreneurs with national identity and global vision whose results are reflected in the actions of a more just and equitable society. “
Healing Faith Uganda
Malaria is a leading cause of death for children in Uganda and the number one cause of sickness for all Ugandans. The Ugandan Ministry of Health estimates that 42 children die every single day in Uganda because of malaria.
Healing Faith works daily to educate, equip, and empower families in Uganda to prevent, treat, and cure malaria. We believe that with proper education, prevention, and feasible access to malaria treatment, there will be a day when families in Uganda won’t lose their children and loved ones to malaria.
Their mission – Healing Faith exists to educate, equip, and empower Ugandans in the battle against malaria while sharing the Love of Christ. We are beating malaria one net, one family, one day at a time in Uganda!
Sole Hope Uganda
From humble beginnings with one tailor, one shoemaker, and one nurse, Sole Hope’s national staff has grown to over 60 men and women filling a multitude of roles. Many of these jobs provide skills training, and all provide an income that in turn provides for our staff’s families and others for whom they care. Local artisans are given opportunities to sell their handmade goods through our seasonal marketplaces. Additionally, our Patient Empowerment Program offers opportunities for those families treated at the Hope Center who could benefit from it the most.
Education – This is the cornerstone component of their operational model. Sole Hope’s team teaches people how jiggers infect them, how they can treat them, and how they can prevent them. Individuals, families, and communities receive this critical educational piece through a variety of activities from weekly and Focus Clinics to stays at the Hope Center.
Eradicate – This encompasses the physical components of their work. Treatment is now provided through targeted community and Focus Clinics which also give provisions for at-home care. A comprehensive evaluation, medical treatment, and 24/7 care are provided for severe cases through the Hope Center. Shoes are given to protect and aid in prevention. Our incredible social work team helps identify affected individuals and communities, facilitate clinics and transport, and provide follow-up.
Their mission – Work together with Young Living to bring hope, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases, like jiggers, to vulnerable populations in Uganda.
In 2015, two major earthquakes in Nepal claimed nearly 9,000 lives and destroyed more than 900,000 homes, tragically leaving millions without a roof over their heads. After visiting Nepal in January 2016, Young Living Founder and Chairman of the Board D. Gary Young became overwhelmed with the devastation that still exists in a nation that is slowly recovering. Many victims are still struggling to survive as sub-zero temperatures and heavy rains render their makeshift shelters painfully inadequate.
After seeing and experiencing the desperate need for homes to be rebuilt, Gary and the Young Living Foundation immediately put a plan into action. In Yarsa, a mountain village completely destroyed by the earthquakes, the Foundation is rebuilding 100 homes and a primary school.
To help them accomplish this and supply more than 50 jobs to unemployed locals, Young Living set up a brick-making plant in the area. Not only will the brick-making plant supply jobs to locals who are currently unemployed, it will also make use of an over-abundant local resource: mud. Gary been spearheaded the project and traveled to Nepal multiple times to guide the construction efforts. They have also hired local construction workers and engineers and are using local equipment and materials where possible.