Background of Rumah Hope

A sanctuary for abused, neglected and under-privileged children.

Rumah Hope was started in 1994 as a social ministry of Good Hope Lutheran Church, ELCM in aid of 5 needy children and 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. The construction of the home was possible thanks to generous contributions in cash and kind namely from Evangelical Lutheran Church Malaysia , Khalid Aluminium Industries Sdn Bhd, NGO’s the general public and various corporate bodies. 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.

Our Mission

Providing a suitable social setting with physical and emotional care to children who have been deprived of these necessities in life.

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.

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Taking into account the already subsidized medical and transport costs, the upkeep of one child amounts to RM400.00 per month. Once again, we appeal to corporate bodies and the public for financial assistance to support these children.


What our children and caregivers are saying

You can strive to be a success on the outside as a young care leaver of Rumah Hope but inside there are all these jagged edges and broken parts that, if you are aware of them, you can put together again. You are just thinking about survival building the resilience to overcome barriers and get on in life, and I'm grateful to Rumah Hope for bringing me up in a manner to be strong, resilient and well disciplined to overcome the barriers and obstacles in life.

VenothanRumah Hope Alumni

When I was 9 years old, i did my first performance in front of a big crowd. Rumah Hope gave me the opportunity to show my talent. Volunteers would come and help us out and that was the best part of staying there.


I made a lot of friends in Rumah Hope. We always looked out for each and other. I can still remember the good and the bad but I am thankful that I had shelter and food .


Will you join our effort to create a new beginning for us.