Stronghold Rescue & Relief

Our Mission

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Our mission is to ensure no child is left-behind to become a victim of genocide or human-trafficking — no matter where they are, or how hard it is to reach them.


Why We’re Different

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Founded by a former Navy SEAL sniper, our rescue and relief operations are based on the same tactics and methods developed by special operations forces around the world.

Our unique model allows us to save more lives by following the principles of Prevention, Efficiency, and Charity With Dignity. Follow the link below to learn more about our story and why we’re different.

Founder & Executive Director

Former Navy SEAL sniper, Ephraim Mattos

Watch Ephraim speaking at Liberty University about Stronghold Rescue & Relief



Our Work

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From feeding homeless children in conflict zones to preventing entire villages from being destroyed, we conduct a variety of rescue and relief operations.

We adapt our missions to the needs of the people we serve, always with the goal to save the lives of children from genocide and human-trafficking. Follow the link below to learn more about the work we do.



How can I help?

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just like a navy seal unit, We strongly believe in the power of teamwork.

Below are just a few ways you can become a part of our team and help us save the lives of children around the world.

  • Become a monthly supporter

    For less than the cost of eating out once a month, you can save a child’s life. You’ll also receive a FREE Stronghold Rescue & Relief t-shirt when you sign up as a monthly donor.

  • Amazon Smile

    Amazon will donate a portion of their profits when you sign-up and shop. Be sure to select Stronghold Rescue & Relief as your charity of choice.

  • Social Media

    Follow us on social media and share our posts with your friends to help us raise awareness and support.

  • Volunteer in Colombia (Coming 2020)

    Coming in 2020 — Volunteer at El Castillo (“The Castle”), our children’s outreach facility on the Colombia-Venezuela border, to help homeless Venezuelan refugee children.