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CARIF

Our purpose:
Children at Risk Intervention Fund exists to help rescue, protect and give hope to the weakest among us—children abandoned, abused, abducted, victims of pornography and sex trafficking. We also provide food, shelter, medical care, counseling, education, and other necessary services for abused and needy children in developing countries and in the United States.

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About CARIF

Children at Risk Intervention Fund is a California-chartered religious nonprofit corporation (C2419324) with headquarters in San Diego. It is in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service as an independent 501(c)(3) charity (EIN 81-0563923).

Our Mission

Children at Risk Intervention Fund exists to support efforts to rescue, help, protect, give hope to the weakest among us—children abandoned, abused, abducted, victims of pornography and sex trafficking. We also provide food, shelter, medical care, counseling, education, and other necessary services for abused and needy children in Third World countries and in the United States.

History

Children at Risk Intervention Fund was founded in 2007. Since then many thousands of children have benefited from our work in the United States as well as through significant projects in Brazil, Cameroon, Congo, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Southern Sudan, and Taiwan.

Financial Information

Children at Risk Intervention Fund is an affiliate of Worldwide Affiliated Ministries, which provides personnel and management services free of charge. Because of this connection, CARIF’s overhead was kept to a low 6.7% last year. A copy of our most recent IRS 990 and audit are available on request.

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Touchstones of Faith

We believe that God is love—unconditional, unfathomable, eternally reconciling love, the source of all life and wholeness.

We believe that the Bible is the redemptive story of God’s love for mankind—divinely inspired and fully trustworthy as our guide when properly interpreted, understood, and applied.

We believe that Jesus is the perfect expression of God’s love—revealing divine grace, mercy, forgiveness, and justice. Jesus also exemplifies the way God desires for each of us to live.

We believe that God’s love dwells among us, within us, and through us by the power of the Holy Spirit—revitalizing and empowering, helping each of us achieve our full potential as children of God.

We believe that we are all on a search for the truth of God which sets us free. Everyone has their own unique life-journey to experience through God’s love and grace.

We believe that our mission in life is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

We believe that God moves us to join together in communities practicing faith, hope, and love. God desires for us to live in spiritual unity, making the church a place of inclusiveness, welcoming and celebrating all of God’s people.