1971 The vision of HOINA begins.
1972 HOINA incorporated in the United States.
1975 HOINA founder, Darlene Large, makes first trip to India.
1978 Trust in India is formed. First home is begun for seven boys.
1979 Two acres of land purchased for children’s home in Tamil Nadu, South India. Leprosy clinic built in Andhra Pradesh.
1980 Second home for handicapped children founded in Bapatla, A.P.
1981 First large home built with help from Lions Clubs International and Lancaster-Lebanon PA Lions Club District 14D. Art and Drama Programs begin.
1982 Perali Free Clinic for eight villages founded. Second home for handicapped children founded in Chirala, A.P.
1986 Lalitha comes to the U.S. for surgery at Shriners Hospital
1987 Art School built near Madras orphanage. New dormitory built at Bapatla Hostel. Darlene meets Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
1988 Aruna comes to the U.S. for surgery.
1990 Cyclone destroys boy’s home. New hostel is started in Bapatla, A.P. Lalitha comes to the U.S. for surgery.
1994 Cunningham-Gagnon English Medium School is founded at boys’ home. HOINA has 60 boys and 36 girls.
1998 Telegu Medium School is added at boys’ home. New wing completed at girl’s home.
1998 Sharbunisha comes to the U.S. for surgery.
2000 T. Nagaruju and M. Prakash come to the U.S. for surgery. First Penn State Schreyer Honors College scholars travel to India to participate in HOINA service learning project. 130 children in homes, 150 students at Cunningham-Gagnon English School, 60 students at Telegu Medium School. Eight water buffalo launch HOINA’s animal husbandry program.
2001 20 acres are purchased near Vizakhaputnam for new boys’ home.
2004 Repairs are made to the girls’ home due to earthquake damage. New boys’ home completed.
2005 Tsunami hits Southern India. HOINA responds with an addition to the girls’ home. Program to feed village widows begins in Tsunami-stricken, impoverished village. HOINA reaches 100 children at both the boys’ and girls’ homes.
2006 Staff House completed at boys’ campus. Activities Center at girls’ home completed. Chandrasekhar receives heart surgery.
2007 Ravi receives surgery to allow use of his hand
2007 Old Boys’ home in Bapatla is sold
2008 Construction begins to consolidate boys and girls’ homes on one property near Vizakhaputam
2009 Girls’ Home is completed in Kothasunkaranpalem and home in Chennai is closed.
2010 Agricultural program expanded to include a dairy herd.
2011 York College (PA) sends students to India to Volunteer. Soy Milk Program begun to produce soy milk for children at HOINA and neighboring villages.
2012 Generator and school bus purchased.
2013 Chapel construction begins.
2015 Chapel completed.
2017 Vocational school completed