Stories about who we are and what we do.

9th

December
2016
Christmas is coming!

This December we’re celebrating the people behind our programs! Our local staff plays a critical role in our ability to achieve our mission of keeping families together. 532 children kept out of orphanages simply wouldn’t be possible without their dedication. Follow along as we introduce you to our gifted team members who are making change possible on the ground in Uganda. Learn how they’re designing and managing our holistic programs that keep families together, and get involved in our year-end campaign to raise $20k by praying, donating, or advocating. Your tax-deductible donation will help our team continue our mission of empowering families to keep their...

29th

November
2016
A Beacon of Hope: Jane’s Story

This year we’ve invited you into stories of hardship and hope as we’ve worked to prevent orphans and keep families together in Jesus’ name! Today, Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to join a global movement of people who are coming together to give and take part in doing good. Will you donate to our work in honor of moms in Uganda who are fighting to keep their families together? Meet Jane*. She is one of these moms. She is brave. She is resilient. And her love for her children is like nothing else in the world. It’s fierce, and it’s forever. Jane’s life took a turning point the day she decided to...

27th

October
2016
Ornaments 4 Abide: It’s Party Time!

Make an impact this Christmas! We're so excited to share we're partnering with Ornaments 4 Orphans (O4O) again this holiday season! Last year we were blown away by your involvement - 20 of you threw ornament parties that sold almost $11,000.00 worth of product! Want to get involved this year? Here's how it works: O4O sells fair trade ornaments, nativities, and stocking stuffers that benefit artisans they buy from around the world. The artisans are paid a fair wage which in turn helps them support their family. Each holiday season O4O invites churches, individuals, schools, and businesses to set up a Christmas tree filled...

3rd

October
2016
Join Us This Spring!

We're now accepting applications for Spring 2017 internship positions in social work, social media, and graphic design! The Spring term starts in mid-January and lasts for three months. Interning at Abide means gaining hands-on experience in a growing international nonprofit organization and getting to actively participate in the empowerment of families in Uganda. This isn't an "I'll go grab you coffee" type of internship - you'll have real responsibilities and work on real projects. Plus, you'll receive mentorship and training to jumpstart your career! If you're flexible, ready to work hard, and want to learn a lot, APPLY TODAY! Have questions? See our intern FAQs Still have questions? Contact us at kristin@abidefamilycenter.org.

2nd

September
2016
Restoring Dignity: Edith’s Story

Imagine not being able to provide for your own kids. The father of your children has abandoned you, leaving nothing behind. He has given up on your family, but you refuse to. You do not have a job. You do not have any savings. But, you are a fighter. And you love your kids relentlessly. Meet Edith. This is her story. Edith is the mother to two beautiful children, Fahadi and Latifah. After being abandoned by her husband, Edith found herself with nowhere to live, and with no means to provide for her family. Thankfully, her sister, Aidah, took her family in. Aidah put a...

3rd

August
2016
A Story of Resilience: Aminah

On Monday we launched our anniversary fundraising campaign, #UgandaBelieveInFamilies! The goal? Raise $7,500.00 so we can receive a matching grant of $15,000.00. This grant will enable us to empower 45 more moms this year! In honor of celebrating three years of keeping families together, this week we're sharing stories of resilient moms in Uganda who have graduated from Abide and forever changed the trajectory of their family's life. These moms inspire us to say "yes" over and over again to walking alongside vulnerable families in Uganda. They remind us every mom deserves the chance to keep her children. And they prove to us Ugandan families can rise above extreme poverty...

1st

August
2016
Abide Turns THREE!

Today we threw a big party to celebrate Abide's third birthday! We invited all of the families who have graduated from our program since day one to come back to our center to celebrate all we've accomplished since first opening our doors in 2013! We welcomed Abide staff, Abide supporters, parents who are now empowered and hopeful, and of course- all of the children who are growing up in their families because of the hard work of every single person who has been a part of Abide. We danced, ate, and laughed, and most importantly, we joined together in celebration of...

13th

June
2016
#TransformationTuesday: Our New Office

In the months of November and December our supporters rallied around us and helped us make something we thought was surely impossible happen. We had been working at our old compound since we first opened our doors in 2013. To say it was falling apart would be an understatement, and we had far outgrown the space. It was our dream to move into a new office space where Abide could flourish. Our old compound will always have a special place in our hearts- it’s where our vision to keep children in families first began. Over 100 families who were on the...

17th

May
2016
Let’s All Come to the Table

Abide Family Center had the privilege of attending and leading a workshop at the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit this year. Every year I get to be at CAFO, I walk away encouraged by the great strides the orphan care movement is making. Every year I see more collaboration, more learning, more people talking about and asking about family-based care, and more growth. It makes me proud to be a part of this movement. But I’d be lying if I didn’t also admit I spend time being frustrated. I’ve even been known to cry out of anger at a certain...

10th

May
2016
We’re Hiring!

Abide Family Center: Seeking an Executive Director Operating in Jinja, Uganda, Abide Family Center is a Christian faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on empowering vulnerable families to keep their children at home and out of orphanages. Abide Family Center comes alongside at-risk families in Uganda through programs including Case Management and Counseling, Small Business Development, Parenting Classes, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Response Housing, Pastoral Services, and Medical and Nutritional Services. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Abide Family Center’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. This individual will oversee...

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