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
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1073903)
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.
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‚Äôt possible, the child remains at Casa Alianza where their immediate needs are met and physical and emotional needs developed.
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