What we do

Today, the home cares for 64 children, coming from many different districts of Uganda. Our goal is to educate them, trace their families, and help get these children and others be in safe and loving families.

Director of Redeemer Children's Home and newly reunited family happily pose for a photo

Our goal is to help these children in our care and others in safe and loving families through kinship, family reunification, and community-based care.

We're raising funds to help us to help improve and transition our children’s homes to continue providing child-centered, family-focused resources.


Still, we will be able to impact more children by supporting them in loving families.

We also seek to provide education support to more children and emphasize the importance of education for young girls, who are less likely to attend school than boys. 


Our program seeks to engage through child advocacy, family assistance, education and tuition assistance, and community events.

Currently, we support:

  • Essential needs (shelter, clean water, nutritious food, and clothing)
  • Family tracing, legal support, and supported child resettlement into families
  • Education through tuition assistance (primary, secondary schools, vocational training, and university levels)
  • Medical support to help children get and stay healthy (hospital care when needed)
  • Counseling and psychosocial support led by trained social workers
  • Community sensitization events on the importance of education for all children, family-based care, and child protection

Children and staff playing with balloons outside of Redeemer Children's Home

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What is Family-based care?

Family-based care focuses on providing the love, nurture, and security that allows a child to thrive through reunification with biological parents, kinship care, foster care, or adoption.

 

When living in families' children are less likely to feel abandoned or unwanted, receive more attention and gain full access to learn and practice their traditional cultural activities and languages.


Also, a vital part of supporting family care is strengthening families to prevent unnecessary separation. 

Our Program

To ensure the sustainability of family-based care, we are doing the following:

  • Reuniting children with their families and communities
  • Locating families, parents, and kin for children
  • Provide job training and ongoing support to reunified children and families
  • Building awareness and sensitivity in the community about child protection, alternative care, and creating a legal framework around children's care and rights

Changing the way we care to a family-based approach

Children should be families and kinship care, not orphanages.

Research affirms that the best environment for children is within a loving, secure family.

At Redeemer Children's Home, we seek the best interest of each child, which is finding a permanent family setting as soon as possible.

That's why we're committed to strengthening families, and we are now shifting towards a family-based care model.

Children have the best chance to thrive when they grow up in a family. That's why we're committed to strengthening families, and we are now shifting towards a family-based care model.

Our Work

Our program's transition emphasizes sustainable family-based care more than institutionalization while advocating for children's best interests

Social worker, Faith, visiting a family within the village's local council - Redeemer supports Juliet (red t-shirt) to get an education while she lives with her family

Our Programs

With the general running of our Children's Home, these are the programs we are focusing on to one day be able to impact more children by supporting them in loving families.

Transitioning our care model and ensuring the sustainability of family-based care for children

We're raising funds to help us to help improve and transition our children’s homes to continue providing child-centered, family-focused resources. Still, we will be able to impact more children by supporting them in loving families.

We also seek to provide education support to more children and emphasize the importance of education for young girls, who are less likely to attend school than boys.  

Our program seeks to engage through child advocacy, family assistance, education and tuition assistance, and community events.

We support activities that keep children safe, loved, and cared for at home, thus preventing school dropouts, neglect, maltreatment, abuse, and child-related insecurity in the family.

Helping resettled children

For those who previously stayed at our home and have resettled into families, we are also raising funds for the travel costs associated with follow-ups to assess the progress of families after reuniting and make referrals and recommendations when necessary.

Resettling children with families who live in our home

To reunite children who live on our unit with their families, we also have travel costs for tracing and screening of families where a social worker will conduct a home visit and family interviews to collect data of a child's family and community background.

Once we've fully transitioned, we will be able to provide job training, parenting classes, crisis support, and therapy to meet the basic needs of families who live nearby.

Continuum of Care

Family-based care and Kinship care

Redeemer Children's Home is helping with family-based care services. In most cases, kinship care – where extended families take care of children whose parents have died or abandoned them.


These family members receive financial support, food, school allowance, health care, and parenting coaching from our staff.

To prevent unnecessary family separation, we're also creating community awareness of alternative childcare methods and child protection.

Family Strengthening

We know that children have the best chance to thrive when they grow up in a family. That's why we're committed to strengthening families and helping keep them together.

While our home is raising funding for the running costs of our home so that we can meet the essential needs of the children in our care right now, we are also raising funds to provide support and empowerment to the already resettled families. 

It's our goal to provide families with spiritual development and skills training that build a strong foundation for empowerment and self-sufficiency. For the children who haven't yet resettled, we are raising funds to provide them and their families a resettlement package when the reunification does happen.

We provide education, healthcare, spiritual development, and skills training build a strong foundation for empowerment and self-sufficiency. Furthermore, we plan to help parents gain skills that can help sustain their families for the long-term, including:

  • Necessities, such as food and healthcare as needed
  • Parenting skills training with structured programming
  • Education support through tuition assistance
  • Family support counseling via trained therapists and social workers
  • Life skills training
  • Economic planning and job skill development so that they earn income from trade skills, such as baking, knitting, sewing, welding, computers, or bookkeeping and more

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