One Life is a ministry of Westside Family Church, dedicated to caring for orphans and the most vulnerable children in our global community.
Our effectiveness is based on a network of relationships and organizations in the US and overseas. Our partners have proven track records as recognized community leaders and respected child advocates. By partnering with trusted local child advocates on the ground, One Life can impact the personal well-being of our children in every facet of their lives through loving relationships.
These vulnerable children face challenges every day:
- Extreme poverty: Over 1 million children die from hunger every year. Countless underweight survivors often suffer from cognitive deficits stemming from chronic malnutrition.
- Homelessness: 100 million children live or work on the streets, vulnerable to victimization, exploitation, and the abuse of their civil and economic rights.
- Exploitation: Currently, an estimated 1.2 million children are being trafficked every year and every two minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation.
- HIV/AIDS: There have been over 17 million children orphaned by AIDS during the global HIV epidemic. Without parents and adult advocates, these children are raising themselves and their younger siblings. There are 3.4 million children under the age of 15, currently living with HIV.
You can become part of helping a child in great need. One child at a time, one life at a time, we can partner to make a real difference. God can use you in this very practical way to share His love with a child. With your help, we can assist AIDS orphans living in the townships and villages of South Africa, child laborers living in rural villages of India and children who have been abused and trafficked in Thailand.