STRATEGY UPDATE 2: Status of our Child Development Center

More about our new strategic direction... One Family – One Hope ...our transition from orphanage to child development center



Despite Coronavirus, the transition from an orphanage to a child development center continues! In fact, the Coronavirus has increased the needs of vulnerable families. Social support for children and parents, reunified over the past several months, is critical to their success as a family unit. We are so thankful that our Social Workers are continuing to support these families. Initially with in-home meetings, but now mainly by phone due to social distancing.


Family Reunification Is Just the Start


Family and child counseling and training are crucial steps towards reunification. After many sessions with social workers and our reunification staff, 222 children are now living with their families!


This doesn’t mean that ESPWA’s work with this group of children and families is finished. Quite the opposite! Families living in extreme poverty need support they can depend on in times of need. Espwa is committed to supporting families with an extensive care plan that will help them gain stability and succeed in their goal toward independence. When a family can be self-supporting, healthy child development is promoted.


ESPWA continues to provide excellent family-style homes for children in our crisis care residential program. Many of our remaining residents are planning to return home after the Coronavirus crisis has passed. Some will remain in our care due to other extreme circumstances to help them stay healthy and safe.


"222 children are now living with their families! But this doesn’t mean ESPWA’s work with this group of children and families is finished."
-Frank Irr, Executive Director



Child Development is the CENTER of Espwa's Programs


Primary Programs

1. EDUCATION

PreK – University Prep serving approx. 1,200 students


2. LIFE SKILLS & VOCATIONAL

After-school activities serving approx. 150 children and young adults


3. YOUNG ADULT EMPOWERMENT

Guiding approx. 50 youth each year to live independently and enter the workforce


4. FAMILY PRESERVATION

Helping more than 250 families to become self-supporting and

good role models in their homes


5. CRISIS CARE

Providing safe family-style homes for children in transition



Other Services

To meet the developmental needs for children, ESPWA also provides:


  • NUTRITION & COMMUNITY FARM PROGRAM - Hot meals served daily to students, residents, and disabled/elderly community members. Espwa welcomes community farmers to use Espwa’s farmland to expand the production of food.


  • MEDICAL CARE - On-site clinic for wellness checkups and acute illnesses


  • RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & PASTORAL ACTIVITIES – Religious education is incorporated in our school curriculum and additional pastoral programs are offered in our after-school activities





New Partnership in our

journey serving children

OVERTURE’s VISION:

Strong communities, empowered by strong families, overcoming poverty with their own power, skills, and determination!


LEARN MORE ABOUT OVERTURE INTERNATIONAL




3 EASY WAYS TO DONATE:


1. Text ESPWA to 44321


2. ONLINE at WWW.ESPWA.IO


3. Mail check to: 


FREE THE KIDS, INC.

attn: ESPWA

5704 W. Market St. Unit 8947

Greensboro NC 27419


All donations designated to ESPWA will be used 100% to support ESPWA programs


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ESPWA (Pwoje Espwa Sud) is a program of:
 

Overture Outreach International

DBA:  Overture International

ia registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.

 

All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 

Tax ID # 82-0747699

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