STREET OUTREACH

STREET OUTREACH 

Homestead NGO, Cape Town, South Africa, June 2011 Photos taken by Frank Rohrig

The role of The Homestead Outreach worker  is to:Homestead NGO, Cape Town, South Africa, June 2011Photos taken by Frank Rohrig

  • Identify, develop contact with and guide children living, working and begging on the street, as well as vulnerable community children who seem to be drifting towards the street, towards the appropriate Homestead programmes.
  •  Have ongoing contact with hardened children living on the street, work with them in The Homestead Drop-in centres and coordinate a holistic response to try and unlock such children from the street and transition them into a stable, therapeutic environment.
  • Collaborate with business, government departments, the police, City improvement districts and others to help identify and monitor children coming onto the street as well as the exploitation and support that keeps children on the street and out of care.
  • Ensure that children on the street are legally protected, that their families are identified and worked with, and that where necessary a legal process is begun to ensure such children are properly cared for and protected.

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