Why we serve here: 

Many children in the Dominican Republic are stuck in a cycle of poverty. 


  • Hunger

  • Neglect

  • Abuse

  • Abandonment

  • Lack of Education

  • 40% of Dominicans are below the poverty line. 

  • Over 200,000 immigrants have come to the Dominican from poorer countries. 

We envision a world where every child learns that they have a hope and a future.


Who We Serve

JOY partners with Kids Alive International, a ministry that provides safe shelter, nutritious meals, medicine, and education through residential homes and care centers. They operate multiple schools and orphanages across the country. 




Want to know more about how we serve in the Dominican Republic? 

Read about college students' experiences serving in the DR with JOY!