Our Projects

Homes for the Homeless

Our flagship program is simple, provide homes to those children and families who do not have them, or who need refuge from cases of domestic and gender based violence. This program has a flexible approach to help address the individual needs of our core beneficiaries. This could be in supporting persons to access government entitlements, counselling and support groups to stop substance abuse, facilitating pathways into safe shelters or permanent accommodation and even address the route causes of homelessness by helping to address unemployment problems through vocational skills training and interview workshops. We also have branch programs that build off of our core (flagship) program to ensure that the reason as to why someone or a family ended up on the street does not repeat itself again. This comes in the form of education, empowerment, health, counselling and tailored support to ensure each person has the support needed to live full and happy lives, putting the past where it belongs, in the past.

Imagination Club (Dare to Dream)

The youth often experience unique pathways into homelessness, such as family conflict, child abuse and neglect. At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the United States (likely an underestimate because many cases are unreported). Last year 1,750 children died of abuse and neglect in the United States. Children living in poverty are also at higher risks of experiencing abuse and neglect. Experiencing poverty can place a lot of stress on families, which may increase the risk for child abuse and neglect. Rates of child abuse and neglect are 5 times higher for children in families with low socioeconomic status. By providing accommodation, housing, social relief, employment and counselling to children and families, we can make a direct impact in helping keep families together and start the process of rebuilding their lives and making them feel secure and safe.

The counselling services we provide are critical in ensuring children and young adults are provided the social, emotional and psychological support necessary to recover from past trauma and go onto lead full and productive lives. Our counselling approach can be summed up in this simple motto; “Think not who you are, but what you can become”. Just because a child has been a victim of abuse or a mother has suffer from drug abuse it does not mean they cannot lead happy lives, if given enough love and opportunities to recover and excel. The imagination club supports children to imagine a new future, a future they create for themselves where one day they will have a family and provide the love and care to their children and take on the responsibilities in order to break the chain of poverty and homelessness.

If everyone in school left school at basic reading levels, 171 million people could rise out of poverty

United Nations

Education Equals Power

From many living in urban and rural poverty, both the quality and value bestowed to education is low and rates of education attainment are even lower. Less than 4% of the population living below the poverty line in the United States have a bachelor’s degree and less than 24% have a high school diploma. Educated people earn 10 percent more for every year they attend school. If everyone received the same schooling, poverty would decrease by 39% in the United States going a long way to reducing income inequality. In order to achieve this change there needs to be large-scale investment into schools to improve the quality of education and investment into communities to develop leaders and positive adult role models who can help engage vulnerable students and support them in returning to or continuing with mainstream education.

The school and the home can be used in conjunction as two stable pillars in the lives of children, with reliable adults who they can trust and care for them. We work with communities, schools and our future project locations around the United States to support children to re-engaging back into schools, we provide support and training to teachers and community leaders to provide the necessary support to have children excel to new heights in education.

Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) asserts that; “States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.” Homelessness denies each one of those rights.

Community Cooperation Schemes

Many parents must spend a significant chunk of their income on childcare, or can’t work because they can’t find quality childcare that’s affordable. Center-based care now averages more than $10,000 a year which is outside the reach of most low income and single parent households. That is why one of our community cooperation programs is to invest in high quality childcare and early education cooperative group. Through a simple child-sharing scheme coupled with basic training and education skills communities can quickly support each other to find and maintain employment whilst helping children enrol into a head Start program, thanks to the plethora of online tools now avalible. This not only helps to increase educational attainment rate, but also increase employment and safeguard against homelessness. Many studies illustrate that high quality childcare and early education helps low-income children build the foundation for skills that enable better education, jobs and earnings.