Our vision is to resurrect hope in the lives of special needs orphans of all ages by providing:
More than 100 children are current beneficiaries of the Philip Hayden Foundation's work at our primary facility, Shepherd's Field Children's Village. Specifically, these children are the recipients of:
Our ultimate goal is for each child entrusted to our care to be adopted into a permanent family or prepared by us for an independent, productive, and fulfilling life.
During our 13 years in existence, we have:
The Philip Hayden Foundation (PHF) was formed in 1995 to honor the memory of Tim and Pam Baker's good friend whose untimely death inspired them to continue his passion for China's orphans. Though PHF's original purpose was to assist local orphanages by donating needed items and helping to arrange surgeries and treatment for at-risk orphans, this limited our effectiveness. In 1999, we moved to a foster home model focused exclusively on special needs orphans.
In 2002, PHF began searching for land to create an all-purpose campus that would have foster homes plus an on-site clinic, school, as well as vocational and recreation facilities. The land, donated by the government of the Tianjin Dawangguzhuang Economic Development Zone, now holds six children's homes, a clinic and school, the Inn of Eight Happinesses (for visiting teams), as well as the PHF office. Shepherd's Field Children's Village welcomed its first children in August 2006 and was at capacity by February 2007. An additional three homes were recently completed and construction is nearing an end on a school and outreach facilities. Once the vocational center is completed, Shepherd's Field will be the largest facility of its type in all of mainland China and home to as many as 150 special needs orphans of all ages.
2008 represented a year of rapid expansion on our Shepherd's Field Children's Village campus. Great encouragement by the local government coupled with a unique opportunity to expand our work into unaddressed needs led us to construct the following new facilities:
A 30,000 square foot vocational center is under construction, which includes: