Rumah Hope was started in 1994 as a sanctuary for abused, neglected and under-privileged children between the ages of 5-17. The Home relies solely on public funding to maintain itself. After 4 years, the Home moved from an old rented bungalow in Old Klang Road to a new purpose built home, Rumah Hope 1 on the large grounds of Good Hope Lutheran Church in Paramount Garden , PJ.
Rumah Hope 2, a second block was opened on 10th October 2006 on the same church grounds. Rumah Hope 1 and Rumah Hope 2 will be able to house a maximum of 70 children. The Home is registered with Registrar of Societies is also registered with the Selangor Welfare Council and it has been granted Tax Exemption status by the Ministry of Finance.
Rumah Hope aims to provide a suitable social setting with physical and emotional care to children who have been deprived of these necessities in life. The Home aims to:
Provide a haven (health care, shelter, education and social interaction) to physically, emotionally and
psychologically scarred children.
Provide security and comfort to these children who never have experienced tenderness and loving care.
Provide the opportunity to reconcile parent and child from troubled homes through counselling and therapy.
Provide the chance of wholesome education in government schools.
Through a sound up bringing and an environment that nurtures, loves and cares, Rumah Hope hopes to provide these children the opportunity to realize their dreams and step out into the world as independent, mature individuals who can be successful in life.
The Management Committee, comprises of voluntary induviduals. All the management members are active in public life and are ardent supporters of various public welfare organizations. Along with their efforts to secure funds, are quest for an annual government grant is being made annually. With government aid backing us, the possibility of extending their reach to more children becomes very real.
The Home is grateful to its present batch of volunteers for sacrificing their personal interests for these children. They welcome more volunteers to help us in their cause.