At the Homestead we chip away at all the dirt, pain and anger that defines the chronically neglected street child we work with, until eventually, the sculpture within, the beautiful unique child is revealed, healed, educated, developed and given an empowered future away from the street.
The Homestead has a number of different projects that together provide a comprehensive response to the plight of children living, working and begging on the street.
The Homestead Prevention and Early Intervention Projects work with over 400 chronically neglected, abused and vulnerable children a week to ensure they get the help, support and development they need to stay in school and with their families and away from the street.
The Homestead Street Outreach and Drop-in Centre Project works with children living, working and begging on the street to identify, assist and get these children off the street and settled into care or with their families. Children can get assistance, showers, food and formal assessment by a social worker here.
The Homestead Shelter works with over 160 street children a year helping street children to stabilise away from the street, deal with substance abuse, behaviour and trauma issues, reignite their education and development and move back to their families when possible or to our Launchpad Project
The Homestead Launchpad is for youth who have stabilised and are now ready to prepare to return home to their families or to move on to independent living away from street life. The Homestead Launchpad programme is all about preparing for independence and an empowered future.
There are a number of ways to help the Homestead Children
The Homestead relies on donations of cash, in-kind and services from individuals, trusts, foundations, religious groups, community groups, businesses and companies who want to invest in making a real difference and help empower children for a sustainable and successful future. There are many ways to donate and to support the Homestead children.
The Homestead relies on the incredible generosity and effort of numerous interns and volunteers, including individuals, companies and community groups, such as “Boys To Men”, who want to help empower the Homestead children. We accept unpaid interns studying social work, child and youth care workers, and other social service professionals.
It takes a village to raise a child and the Homestead cannot provide everything for each child. We are therefore very proud of the many partnerships we have with donors, foundations, government, business, schools, service providers, professionals and other NGO’s. Please get in touch if you would like to become a Homestead partner.