To offer services to at risk families, Abide Family Center:
Receives referrals from local government offices, orphanages, and other NGO’s of families that are at-risk for placing their children in orphanages.
Families admitted into our program are then provided holistic, direct services at our center.
Upon graduating, families continue to receive follow-up services from Abide. Our team performs home visits and evaluations for up to two years to ensure the family is continuing to thrive.
Case Management and Counseling
Small Business Development
Child Development Center
Abide supports the entire family by providing high quality early childhood education to children ages 0 to 6. Our Child Development Center is a creative and play-based environment with loving teachers and hands on learning. It's a safe place for children to learn and grown while their parent goes through business and parenting classes. The Child Development Center also offers free childcare to our staff and for families that have already graduated from business class and are working at their small businesses.
Medical and Nutrition
Yes we are! As a faith-based organization, we exist to share the love of Christ throughout all aspects of our work. We make prayer and Biblical values the foundation on how we operate. We believe in:
No we don’t. Any children that stay in Abide’s emergency housing are there with their legal guardian (mom, aunt, grandma etc).
At this time we do not take short term volunteers. If you are in Uganda and would like to come visit Abide you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time that works for everyone. You can also check out our internship program HERE if you are interested in spending a longer amount of time in Uganda.
As much as we love receiving items here in Uganda, it is just not practical. The cost to ship items to Uganda combined with the taxes we have to pay at the post office outweighs what we would save having donations mailed to us. If you would like to send us a financial donation to buy items locally here in Uganda we would be more than willing to work with you on that!
We believe children belong in families, but only in SAFE families. We do not work with families that are abusive or neglectful to the children in their care. When we do discover abuse or neglect we will recommend that the children be removed from the unsafe environment. Usually that means the children being placed in one of our partner orphanages either temporarily or permanently.
Abide is not involved in adoptions in any way and we have seen first hand how unethical adoptions have damaged families here in Uganda. However, we believe international adoption IS important and for some children it’s their only chance at a family. If you are interested in adopting from Uganda we recommend moving forward cautiously, doing lots of research and asking lots of questions.
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