Once an abandoned building, New Hope’s Beijing facility cared for over 675 children during its history. It was opened in 2003 with 16 beds to care for orphaned children who had conditions that required surgery. Dr. Joyce and Robin Hill arranged and found funding for those surgeries.
Eventually, the number of beds increased to 54, and children from orphanages all over China came to this home for help with their physical conditions. They were given the medical and surgical care they needed, and they found hope, love, and a safe environment. Countless individuals and organizations generously supported the work in this location.
Hope Foster Home Shunyi was the first name of this home. Shunyi is the name of the district of Beijing. In February 2007, it was renamed to be the Hope Healing Home. For several years, Love Without Boundaries helped fund and find children for the 18 bed Heartbridge Rehabilitation Unit located inside the Hope Healing Home. Later during the partnership with Show Hope, the home was called the Beijing Care Center. We then began calling it the Daniel’s Hope Healing Home Administrative Offices—named in memory of Daniel, who was the first child admitted there who later passed away.
In 2019, all the children we were caring for in Beijing needed to return to their home provinces due to new regulations. Many were able to remain in our care in those cities where we still had functioning centers. Our main offices continued operating in Beijing until 2023 when we could no longer continue the lease.
Although it had different names over the years, and although no children were being cared for in this special place anymore, hundreds of children once knew it as their home. Each life was an infinitely precious gift for that season and a reminder of the current hope we have for the children still in our care.