At Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam, we are dedicated to investing in and providing opportunity and knowledge to the children and their families of Vietnam with the belief that education and wellness are fundamental ingredients in the fight for a better tomorrow.

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Empowering people.

Breaking the cycle.


Despite considerable development success, poverty in Vietnam continues to be widespread. Equalizing the gap between income and opportunity, especially in rural areas, remains the biggest challenge for the country’s development as a whole.

At Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam, it’s our mission to provide a future for Vietnamese children living in abject poverty. We provide specialized support through our many programs ensuring these children get proper access to food, education and medicine.

Founded in 2002, HSCV is located in Hanoi. Our diverse programs reach out to children suffering both within the city and in the provinces surrounding Hanoi. We have a support team in Minneapolis, Minnesota, comprising of our board of directors and working volunteers that actively work on fundraising, marketing and providing direction to the team in Vietnam. Together we aim to bring immediate assistance to children in urgent need of help, but also invest in breaking the persistent cycle of poverty.


In 2001 Chuck De Vet and his daughter Annetta took an “adventure vacation” to Vietnam. After seeing the needs there they decided to start an organization to assist needy children. They learned that although there were plenty of children in need throughout the country, there were far fewer charitable organizations operating in the northern section of the country when compared to the south or central. HSCV was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation in 2002. Since then the team has grown considerably.


HSCV team members offer a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. However, they work in unity towards the common goal of assisting children in need in Vietnam. They strive to insure that every dollar is spent wisely and with purpose to produce the maximum benefit for the children.

  • Chuck De Vet, President

  • Patty De Vet, Vice President

  • Annetta De Vet, Executive Director

  • Ngo Thuy Hanh, Family Assistance and Wheelchair Program Manager

  • Pham Quynh Trang, Program Development Manager

  • Pham Thu Nga, Family Assistance Coordinator

  • Chu Thuy Linh, Office Manager

  • Tran Thu Thao, Com POWER Project Coordinator

  • Do Thien Duc, Event and Marketing Coordinator

  • Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Social Worker, Blossom House

  • Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, Social Worker, Blossom House

  • Le Thi Cung, House Mother, Blossom House

  • Tran Thi Ly, House Assistant, Blossom House

Board of Directors:

  • Roxane Svoboda, Chairwoman since 2002

  • Chuck De Vet, Board Member since 2002

  • Linda Bui, Board Member since 2011, Specialist in Canadian affairs

  • Phan Vu Anh, Board Member since 2013, Legal consultant in Vietnam

  • Tran Thi Minh Thu, Board Member since 2015, Social Work consultant

  • Maria Durnbaugh, Board Member since 2016, Specialist in marketing

  • Michelle Kramer, Board Member since 2017, Business Organization

  • Keith Letsinger, Board Member since 2018, Accounting and Finance

  • Corey Christianson, Board Member since 2018 (and 2004-2009), International Development