Compass Children's Charity

No Child Should Live on the Streets

Children in Honduras often leave home to escape abuse, neglect and violence; only to encounter extreme abuse, violence and danger living on the streets. The project involves working with children on the streets; providing holistic care and an alternative safe and productive future

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1073903)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

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Situation

In Honduras, over two thirds of children are victims of extreme poverty and suffer incidences of physical, sexual and emotional trauma. These are often cited as reasons for leaving home and choosing to live on the streets. On the street many children inhale solvents and take drugs to drive away hunger pains, loneliness and painful memories, some are forced to beg, sell their bodies and steal in order to survive. They are often numb with cold, terrified - many will be beaten, abused and killed.

Solution

Casa Alianza works directly on the streets with the children, befriending through recreational activities and exploring the root causes why they are on the streets and options available to leave the streets. One option is to enter the Casa Alianza residential facility where we offer mediation support to the family and assist reintegration where possible. If that isn’t possible, the child remains at Casa Alianza where their immediate needs are met and physical and emotional needs developed.