Determined to make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, Steven Hovde and his brother, Eric, founded the Hovde Foundation to provide such assistance...
The Hovde Foundation was founded in 1998 with two principal objectives: to assist the neglected, abused and vulnerable children of the world, and to fund research towards a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Determined to make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children, Steven Hovde and his brother, Eric, founded the Hovde Foundation to provide such assistance.
Today, the Hovde Foundation's focus is centered on providing support and assistance to the world’s children, where extensive travels in developing countries around the world have shown a population in desperate need of assistance. In many cases, homeless children of the world, live without consistent shelter, nutrition and the general security of a family home.
After considerable research and guidance from invaluable partners, they selected Mexico City as the site of the first Hovde House, a home that would go on to provide transitional housing and supportive services to 50 homeless children.
Hovde Houses are transitional homes that provide shelter, supportive services, and love to vulnerable children. The Hovde Foundation has since expanded and now has two Hovde Houses in Latin America, and three new ones in development in Africa. Each house is operated by a carefully-selected local partner with experience caring for children in crisis in its community. Our vision is to build hope and bring change by loving the world’s vulnerable children. Our goal is to build twenty Hovde Houses over the next twenty years.