The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Learn more about Our Impact.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion.
ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action
ADRA is a professional, learning and efficient network that embodies integrity and transparency. ADRA reaches across boundaries empowering and speaking out for the at-risk and forgotten to achieve measurable, documented and durable changes in lives and society.
That through humanitarian acts we make known the just, merciful and loving character of God.
That all persons, especially children, have the right to a life of opportunity and the freedom to choose their own future.
That we are an agency of change and an instrument of grace and providence.
That age, gender, race, culture, and families enrich the communities with whom we work, and are assets to be respected and affirmed.
That equitable partnership with those in need will result in sustainable change.
In expressing concern, compassion and empathy through our work.
That to work with those in need is an expression of our love for God.
That the compassionate ministry of Jesus is its own abundant motive and reward.
In non-discrimination and respect for differences, accepting people as equals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political, or religious affiliation.
In participatory development which utilizes both men and women’s capabilities and provides equal opportunity to individuals of differing ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
That all people have the fundamental right to care, basic goods and services.
In enabling partners to create participatory and sustainable community structures for information sharing and civil engagement.
That all resources, opportunities, and advantages are gifts, which must be managed responsibly.
That all people, in particular women and children, have the right to protection and a life free from violence, sexual exploitation, and all other forms of abuse.
In demonstrating integrity and transparency in our work at every level.