Circle of Love

Helping children on the Pine Ridge reservation in the Badlands of South Dakota

The Circle of Love Children’s Shelter is a development of Wings of Hope. Its primary focus is community and humanitarian aid.

Wings of Hope

Wing of Hope is a human relief organization qualified in the state of south Dakota and engaged in the pursiut of proper living conditions and better quality of life for the poorest of the poor, tucked eleverly away in the Pine ridge reservation in the Badlands of south Dakota, United States o AMERICA.

Wings of Hope tackles pressing 

Oglala Lakota food distributing, clothing, shelter and health issues.

Wings of Hope tackles pressing 

Oglala Lakota food distributing, clothing, shelter and health issues.

Wings of Hope Fights Poverty in the US

HELP is vital to an overwhelming number of homeless, displaced Native children on the Pine Ridge reservation. They need shelter. They need love. They need hope.
Wings of Hope recognizes a desperate need to create a safe, nurturing environment for native youth living on the Pine Ridge reservation. This vulnerable population is at greater risk of HOMELESSNESS, SEXUAL ABUSE, TEEN PREGNANCY, YOUTH SUICIDE, GANG VIOLENCE and DRUG & ALCOHOL ADDICTION than any other minority group in the nation.

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Wings of Hope (WOH) was established in 2003 as a relief organization dedicated to

helping our Native youth on the Pine Ridge reservation.

Vision: To provide shelter, love and hope to the Lakota children

Children learn from what they see. We need to set an example of truth and action.

Howard Rainer

Taos Pueblo-Creek (2012)

Wings Of Hope plans to tackle these mind-blowing statistics that sentence the Lakota people to a life of peril.

We will collaborate with tribal leaders, members, agencies and YOU to help improve the conditions these children face daily with the Circle of Love Children;s Shelter.

Wings Of Hope plans to tackle these mind-blowing statistics that sentence the Lakota people to a life of peril.

We will collaborate with tribal leaders, members, agencies and YOU to help improve the conditions these children face daily with the Circle of Love Children;s Shelter.

Wings of Hope is one of the Best charities to donate to because children's lives are truly affected by YOUR donation.

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Circle of Love Children’s Shelter

Situated in the Badlands of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is 115 acres of land, owned and operated by The Dream Center on Pine Ridge. 20 acres has been designated for the Circle of Love Children’s Shelter.

The shelter will be a less institutionalized setting. Instead, small homes will be arranged in a circular pattern, which is consistent with native culture, and designed for anticipated growth.

Each home will accommodate 8 children overseen by house parents and Wings of Hope staff. The shelter will work with the tribe to meet the ongoing needs of the children:

  • Educational expectations
  • Medical care
  • Staff assistance

Wings of Hope is in an excellent position to help these forgotten children, making it one of the Best charities to donate to because children’s lives are truly affected by YOUR donation.

Pine Ridge reservation’s extreme POVERTY can only be described as Third World.

Half the population over 40 on the Pine Ridge reservation has diabetes, and tuberculosis runs at eight times the national rate. As many as two-thirds of adults may be alcoholics, one-quarter of children are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and the life expectancy is somewhere around the high 40s — shorter than the average for sub-Saharan Africa. Less than 10 percent of children graduate from high school.

Location
of Devastation

Pine Ridge is the 2nd largest reservation in the United States, located in the southwest corner of South Dakota, measuring about the size of Connecticut.

Home to the Oglala Lakota (Sioux), Pine Ridge reservation estimates its number of residents around 76,000, including both known enrolled members and non-enrolled members.

A plethora of Internet sites are loaded with research and statistical data. However, we wish to address only those associated with the children on Pine Ridge reservation.

We believe children are the key to the future, but the Lakota children are not receiving a fair opportunity.