In some communities in developing countries, the needs of poor children and families cannot adequately be met by Kids Alive’s usual ministry mix of residential homes, care centers, schools and medical clinics. In such cases, Community Outreach programs are specially designed to meet these particular needs.
Examples of such specialized Community Outreach include the 2008 relief effort to help the devastated nation of Myanmar recover from a devastating cyclone and the resultant flooding, which left tens of thousands of people homeless. Our outreach efforts have helped huge numbers of street children in Sudan, who have been displaced by civil war, drought and famine, and who have nowhere else to turn.
But perhaps the best example of a Community Outreach program is Kids Alive “Families Together” initiative, which seeks to support poor families where children still have a parent or grandparent, but the family simply doesn’t have the resources to feed and care for the children. In such cases, Kids Alive provides support to allow the family to stay together by caring for the needs of the child and the family. The child will receive healthy food, medical care, education and Christian nurture, while the parent or grandparent also attend parenting and job skills classes to help build a better life.
Current Community Outreach Locations
Bread of Life Bakery