Mission AND Vision

We have a simple, but robust mission:  to help  children in need.  We do that by focusing on community-based efforts including food aid, clothing, education, and fostering Global Peace.

We are committed to making a difference in the life of a child.

Recent Projects

We are committed to providing aid for children in the United States and Italy. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you would like to help) check out Our Projects page.  Thank you!


By  making a donation, hosting a special event, or committing to a monthly gift to Women and Children International, your support changes the life of a child and builds hope for a brighter future.

President and Founder

        We are Dedicated to Serving Children in Need.



 I can’t imagine what it’s like for a child to go hungry - no child should have to suffer from hunger.  With that desire in my heart, I preside over the Women and Children International.  I believe that by focusing on children and communities,we can save lives, make a positive impact on the well being of children, and help alleviate global hunger and poverty.  Our children are the future.  We are their hope.  Together we can make a difference in our world.  Women and Children International is committed to serving those in need, and offering hope and compassion for a better world for all.

Joan Marie Ama​tuzio 

Women and Children International  Project Hope 2014 - 2015

   Women and Children International


   President and Founder of Women and Children International, Joan Marie is a humanitarian, educator, and entrepreneur.  She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Business at

Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, and studied General and Special Education in a Master's program,

Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT.  She holds a certificate in Nutrition and Wellness from

American College of Healthcare Services, Portland, Oregon.

Joan Marie is an Advocate for Children and an Ambassador for Global Peace.  She is a member of  the National Italian American Foundation, The Order of the Sons of Italy, Business Association Italy-America, The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society, PTA member, and The International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance.  Joan Marie is dedicated to the well being of children.  She is passionate about exploring beautiful Italy, and discovering her Italian heritage.  She is a published author, enjoys writing, teaching, and travel in the United States and Europe.






Joan Marie Amatuzio

CONTACT:  919 200 3044