Dwelling Places is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation and resettlement of street children, abandoned babies and high-risk families.
An estimated 10,000 children live in Uganda's city streets, suffering from malnutrition, disease, violence, trafficking, and addiction. These children resort to begging, prostitution, and theft in order to survive. For over 10 years, Dwelling Places has been helping break the poverty cycle in the city of Kampala and region of Karamoja. Dwelling Places believes in a holistic approach to caring for children, based on a four-step process.
Step 1: Rescue We build relationships with children on the streets and develops individual support and rescue plans.
Step 2: Rehabilitation We help children learn social & behavioural skills in a safe and nurturing home. We provide high quality healthcare, spiritual guidance and a catch-up education program to prepare children for resettlement.
Step 3: Reconciliation We track with families and, where appropriate, facilitate reconciliation or find suitable foster or adoptive families. We also promote the Family Empowerment and Preservation Program (FEPP) with each family. Through counselling, health training and business training, the FEPP equips families to provide stable home environments.
Step 4: Resettlement Our ultimate goal is to resettle children in loving homes. Children are given the opportunity to enter into mainstream education thanks to the support of generous sponsors. Children that struggle with mainstream education are provided with a personalised education program.
For more information visit dwellingplaces.org
To contribute by mail, make cheques payable to Africa Inland Mission with a separate note indicating "Dwelling Places" and mail to:
Africa Inland Mission
1641 Victoria Park Ave.
Scarborough, ON M1R1P8