Women and Children International         Heal The World  2018

        We are Dedicated to Serving Children in Need.

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!

Mission AND Vision

We have a simple, but robust mission:  To help  children in need.  We do that by focusing on community-based efforts providing food aid, clothing, educational opportunities and fostering Global Peace.  We are committed to improving the quality of life of children.

   Women and Children International is a not-for-profit charitable organization, providing direct aid to those 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 Women and Children International.  I believe that by focusing on children and communities, we can make a positive impact on the well being of children, help alleviate global hunger and poverty, and save lives.  Our children are the future, we are their hope.  At Women and Children International we are committed to serving those in need, and offering hope and compassion for a better world for all.  Together we can all make a difference in our world. "     

Founder and President 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, University of Saint Joseph, 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 Universal Peace Federation International, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), The Order of the Sons of Italy,  and The International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance.  

Joan Marie supports those who strive to create a better quality of life for children across the globe.  She is passionate about exploring beautiful Italy and discovering her Italian heritage.  She is a published author and enjoys writing, teaching, and travel in the United States and Europe.


   Women and Children International

Contact:  Joan Marie



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.

Joan Marie Amatuzio

    President and Founder