CRY is a Christian children's charity which believes in a world where all children and young people are able to fulfil their God-given potential.

We work in 24 nations and with 30 partners, to meet the practical needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised children, to help them grow up in safety, and with the support and resources they need to survive and thrive.

We do this through partnerships with local church partners, working with them to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people, whatever those needs might be.

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Our work falls into 5 key areas:


Education icon We understand the importance of education in helping elevate people from poverty. We provide scholarships for some of the poorest children who could otherwise not attend school. We work with schools to help with building classrooms, providing furniture and text books, paying teachers and providing hot meals for students who can’t afford it. We empower children and adults with life skills and practical skills such as cooking, sewing, music and motorbikes to improve their chances of finding employment and increasing their confidence. We help the most vulnerable get access to an education they would otherwise not receive.

Healthcare & Nutrition

Nutrition Icon We provide nutritious hot meals for the families that need it, whether that be at school, in our residential homes or in communities. We educate and practice self sufficiency as much as we can, whether that be teaching families to fish or buying land for residential homes to farm. We also provide medical care services, medical consultations and feeding programmes, so that children can survive and thrive.

Homes and support

Homes and support icon When children are homeless they often lack the physical and emotional support that they need to protect them from harm. We have a number of residential homes around the world that provide a place to sleep for the most at-need children, giving not just a bed but help with education and life skills, nutrition, and emotional care.

Community Building

Community icon We work with the most vulnerable communities worldwide to foster support and confidence. Whether it is teaching vocational courses to children and their families to increase employability to running support groups for single mothers, we help build thriving communities. We provide much needed supplies like food, clothes, blankets and nappies and run summer camps and youth groups for children, as well as helping them with school through homework clubs and extra tuition.

Emotional Support

Emotional support icon We know that living in the areas that we work in can be very difficult emotionally as well as physically. We support children and families throughout their difficult circumstances, whether that be through parenting courses, social workers or prayer support, we help everyone: refugees, socially excluded, orphans and disadvantaged children and their families.

Our head office address is:

Care and Relief for the Young (CRY)
Sovereign Place
Upper Northam Road
Hedge End
SO30 4BZ

Head office contact details:
01489 788300

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