A nonprofit organization

Welcome to Robin's Nest, a children's home located in Jamaica for children who have been orphaned, neglected or abused.

Mission Statement: We pray that Robin’s Nest will provide a nurturing, loving, safe, Christ-centered atmosphere in which all children will grow at their own speed—physically, mentally, and spiritually—so they may develop their own individual gifts, talents, and abilities and become the person who God intended. 

Vision/Purpose Statement: Our Vision is to provide a safe and secure Christian environment for the children God places in our care while providing basic needs, medical care, unconditional love, and education they need to grow. Our goal is to transform hurting children into spiritually, physically, and mentally healthy believers prepared to impact the world around them.

We believe that we must provide excellent individualized care that protects and prepares each child to impact the world around them with their love for Jesus.

WHO WE ARE "When you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to Me." (Matthew 25:40 NLT)

Robin's Nest Children's Home began in 1998, a private Christian home to minister to the physical, mental and spiritual needs of Jamaican children. Our founder, Michelle Robinette, from Minnesota, had visited Jamaica on a mission trip and sensed God's call to start a children's home there.  Children find their way to Robin’s Nest through the Child Protection and Family Services Agency of Jamaica (CPFSA). Quite often, the children are sick, malnourished, abused or orphaned, and in need of open, loving arms to care for them, pray over them, and bring them up in the knowledge of the Lord. Spiritual and physical food is provided as well as a good education.  We are currently licensed for up to 35 children with boys in Jake's House and infants, toddlers, and girls in the Main House.  There is a preschool on the site to prepare children from the Nest and the community for going on to the next level.  Over the years many teams have come to the Nest to serve and volunteer their time on projects that help us maintain the home and grow the ministry.  

Our directors come from the United States as volunteers and raise their own support.  The board of directors volunteer their time to do what is required state side and to raise operational and project funds.  It is exciting to see in our 23 years of existence the number of children who have been touched by the Nest.  While some remain long-term, we have watched others return to their homes, move into foster care, or be adopted into loving homes. 

 Robin's Nest is NOT an adoption agency, all adoptions go through the Child Protection and Family Services Agency of Jamaica(CPFSA).


The Nest exists because of the generosity of its donors.  Since COVID began in March of 2020, we have been unable to have many visitors or teams come to Robin's Nest.  This has put some stress on our budget as team donations, both financially and physically, are part of our annual giving.  Teams bring donations that we must now purchase in Jamaica at a higher cost.  Visit our website or social media pages for more information.  If you are not receiving our monthly email updates, please contact .

May God bless you!

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PO Box 122
Lake Elmo, MN 55042