In response to the overwhelming needs of parents and families, Jim Burns founded HomeWord (formerly YouthBuilders) in 1985. HomeWord is a Christian organization designed to provide assistance to adults worldwide as they help young people make wise decisions and lead positive, vibrant, Christian lifestyles. While absolutely committed to young people, HomeWord equips parents, grandparents and youth leaders; those who daily reach out to kids. By equipping adults, and leveraging those adults to reach kids, HomeWord reaches more young people more cost effectively.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(2/4)|72.39 Score


(2/4)|75.01 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(2/4)|70 Score



Headquarter Address

P.O. Box 1600
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693