Glad's House

Providing Safe Spaces for homeless children

Glad's House want to ensure that every street child in Mombasa, Kenya has spaces they can access without fear or persecution where they can play, relax and enjoy themselves and have access to adults that they can turn to on a daily basis for support and guidance.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115744)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,600

Amount raised

£5,725

Donations

59

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • "If it wasn't for Glad's House, I would have died today"

    — Thomas, 16

  • "If it wasn't for Glad's House, I would have died today"

    — Thomas, 16

Situation

Mombasa County Government currently has no effective policies to support homeless children and young people, Instead it chooses to criminalise them, operating mass round ups or individual arrests where they are detained for the 'crime' of being homeless. This creates a vicious cycle where children move between the street, prisons & institutions. They have no space to play, relax or be together without fear of persecution, abuse or arrest.

Solution

Street and Outreach work is at the heart of Glad’s House – in 2006 we started as a street based Organisation to ensure that every child and young person could access support, not just those that were able to move into residential units. Our Project will ensure that every child and young person living on the streets of Mombasa has access to space and activities to play and also support from Glad's House staff if they want it.