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We're using sports to bring justice to the orphaned and vulnerable.

Millions of orphaned and vulnerable children need your help.

Families are being torn apart daily through a wide variety of tragic events, including accidental deaths, natural disasters, wars, terrorism, gang violence, drugs, poverty, and sex-trafficking.

We help displaced children live fully restored lives in the absence of their biological families and help vulnerable families flourish.

How We're Making A Difference
We seek to inspire and equip others to love orphaned and at-risk children with excellence.
Connecting sports to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
There is a global movement of organizations that are seeking to share the gospel through sports. Many of them have established relationship with orphanages and churches, but lack the critical experience to meet the many unique needs of OVC’s. We provide our experience and expertise, acting as a conduit between the orphan care organizations and the sports ministries.

DISC training

We provide DISC training for sports teams, churches or organizations who are working with vulnerable populations and want to better serve them.

In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence

This book is a collaborative effort involving fifteen authors from orphan care organizations around the world, bringing to the table an often-neglected component of orphan care.

Pastoral Training & Developing Fathers

Vine Branch Ministries is committed to pastoral leadership training and church networking in Uganda and Appalachia (Eastern USA).

Think Orphan Podcast

Along with leading voices from around the world, our "Think Orphan" podcast tackles the difficult issues and challenging topics surrounding the global orphan crisis.

How Soccer Explains Leadership

In this podcast, Paul, Phil and renowned guests from around the world examine life and leadership through the lens of the "beautiful game".

"Thank you again so much for coming out to speak with the team! We've had super fruitful conversations, healthy conflict and ideas that have come out of that training."
Jordan Fish
Dallas Baptist University (DBU) Women's Volleyball Coach
“As somebody new to the orphan care movement and work being done around the world, Phil Darke (and the Think Orphan podcast) have been instrumental in my understanding of the problems and the solution being offered. If you are new to the movement or have decades of experience, you will informational and inspirational conversation on this podcast.”
Joshua Becker
Best-selling author, Founder, Becoming Minimalist
“My life was changed by the training and above all I have been empowered to give my best contribution whether directly or indirectly to orphan care. Now it has become very easy for me to serve the children irrespective of the challenges because I know that I am doing this By God's grace and for God's Glory with Jesus Christ as my model.”
Emmanuel Elwelu
Children of the Nations, Uganda
Meet Phil Darke, Chief Executive Officer & President

Phil, his wife Becca, and their five children, live in Folsom, CA. Phil received his Juris Doctor Degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and his B.A. Degree in Rhetoric and Communications from U.C. Davis. Before coming on-board with Providence as Research & Development Director in October 2008, Phil worked as an attorney with different firms in Sacramento, CA, and Atlanta, GA, and as a clerk for a federal judge in Honolulu, HI. In 2014, Phil co-authored In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence and has been the co-host of the Think Orphan Podcast since its inception in 2016.

Join The Movement

Help us reach more displaced children, in more places.

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Providence World is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your tax-deductible donation directly supports our work to transform communities by developing collaborative organizations that empower children and families to flourish.
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