House of Refuge Children's Home

Orphan Prevention


Our vision is to impact the life of the virtually abandoned child; to see that the dysfunctional life cycle, by which the kingdom of darkness has had them bound, is broken. To see youth empowered by the power of Christ, to live a life of meaning and purpose.

That families of said children are restored to a state of wholeness, with aptness to be a responsible Kingdom-minded family. To create an environment of security, love, happiness, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual nourishment and with the highest level of education possible provided.

That a hope for a bright future in Christ Jesus is communicated, whereby all deeply realize their true value and reach their fullest potential.  


Meet the staff


Bettina Long

Bettina was born in Ohio and graduated from Miami University as a Registered Nurse in 2012, then with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2018.

The fall of 2014 Bettina went full time as a missionary and accepted a position as Missions Director for Still Hope Inc. Nicaragua. After resigning her position with Still Hope, accepted the position as International Director of the House of Refuge ministry in Leon, Nicaragua.

Bettina saw the opening of the children’s home in March of 2016, where we started with 10 children, and the numbers continue to grow to date.

Midiam Mendoza

Local Nicaragua Director

Midiam, the House of Refuge National Local Director, was born in Leon, Nicaragua in 1990. In 2009 she was born into the family of God and received the Lord Jesus Christ as her only Lord and Savior at the age of 19. On December 20, 2009, she was baptized. Midiam is a 2013 year graduate of a local Leon, Nicaragua University, where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

In January 2016, Midiam was introduced to Bettina Long through a local pastor, it was at this moment that Midiam was given the opportunity to work in the House of Refuge, Children's Prevention Center. She enjoys the privilege and the chance to share Christ to all the children who enter the door of the House of Refuge. 


About Our Program


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How our Program Works

The House of Refuge (HOR) exists so that children do not have to be emotionally and physically neglected by their irresponsible families. With help from sponsors like you, we work to keep families together by strengthening the family bond so that children remain in a nurturing home. 

For $25 a month (1/4), you join with other sponsors to provide help for a child and their dysfunctional family with their specific needs. Whether financial, social-emotional, or spiritual in order to become a whole and responsible family. 

A typical child needs about four sponsors ($100) to be entered into our program in order to be completely sponsored. Each share goes toward food, medical care, psychological attention for both the child and mother, and educational/vocational costs. 

For $100 a month you can become a FULL SPONSOR for a child.
As a group of sponsors, you equip us as a Child Prevention Center with the ability to EMPOWER, IMPACT, and RESTORE the life of a vulnerable child and their family. 

How Your Sponsorship Changes Lives


HOR offers sponsors an easy, effective way to protect children and strengthen their families. We obtain this through a holistic, multidimensional fashion:

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