Transforming lives, developing leaders, strengthening families & unlocking potential.
CHILD REINTEGRATION CENTRE VISION The Child Reintegration Centre in Sierra Leone is striving to ensure that every child grows up in a safe, loving and permanent family. CRC provides access to education, healthcare, and resources that lift vulnerable families out of poverty and crisis, and then focus on programs that strengthen families through case management, counseling, coaching, training and mentorship to empower them to care for themselves. Our local partners also provide transition support services designed to train and equip orphanage leaders to transition from residential care of children to family-based programs, as well as providing curriculum to equip social workers to reintegrate children and reunify the families that they serve, through workshops, coaching and mentorship. Please click on the link below to support the mission of the Child Reintegration Centre.
About the Child Reintegration Centre programs
Most recent initiatives:
- Microfinance Program: Every family wants to become self-sustaining and provide for their children’s needs. In 2017, the CRC launched the Microfinance Program to teach some of the most vulnerable families how to budget, save, and create a simple business plan. Microfinance graduates receive a small loan to launch their business. The graduates visit the CRC weekly to report their progress and make payments on their loans, and CRC staff visit the new businesses each month to track their progress.
- Family Strengthening Program: The Family Strengthening Program provides opportunities for parents and children to participate in workshops, special events, and mentoring to strengthen the attachment of children to their parents or caregivers.
- In 2021, 601 children and 450 families were supported by the Child Reintegration Centre (CRC) during 2021. CRC programming is family-centered and community based, with a professional case management staff, and offers clients educational scholarships, access to medical care, and family strengthening services through counseling, parenting education, economic supports, community education and training.