Our Mission: Give children from low-income families the tools and support they need to live up to their highest promise

Our Program Areas

Comprehensive Services for Families in Crisis

Helping Struggling Families Succeed

Support to High Need Communities

Getting Kids Off to Their Best Start

Environmental Justice

Keeping Our Children Healthy

Sills Special Focus

“We Believe in Them”

Kellie Phelan left Rikers Island penniless and with a baby in her arms. Hour Children welcomed them with a warm place to live and a fresh start.

Kellie Phelan spent years strung out on heroin and crack as her daughter, Brittanie, cried herself to sleep at night. Kellie, meanwhile, wound up behind bars, where she gave birth to her second child.

But this time when Kellie left jail, Hour Children offered her a home and the skills she needed to turn her life around. Says Brittanie, "Hour Children gave me my mother back."


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