Reach Out Orphanage Ministries was founded in 2006 by a missionary and teacher serving in Roatan Honduras. ROOM launched by building meaningful relationships with orphanages, missionaries and churches on the island of Roatan, Honduras. ROOM began connecting people and resources from the United States to orphanages where children were lacking basic needs. In 2009, ROOM was officially recognized as a legal 501(c)3 nonprofit.
From 2009 to 2013, ROOM focused on providing basic needs for children living in Honduran orphanages through our Orphanage Care Program. In 2013, ROOM launched the Family Placement Solutions program, started as The Scarlet Project, in Honduras to provide emergency health interventions and family placement solutions for infants and young children who would not thrive in public orphanages. In 2014, ROOM expanded to serve children living in Indian orphanages around the community of Orissa, India as well as partnering with an orphanage in Nepal.
Over the next few years (2014 to 2016) ROOM began working with Orphan Prevention Programs in India and Honduras. These programs equip parents at-risk for abandoning their children due to poverty by providing things like education, childcare, nutrition interventions and supplemental healthcare. Orphan Prevention programs also connect families with existing community resources and local church communities.