According to UNICEF, it is a critical part of realizing the Millennium Development Goals to ensure that children grow up in a safe and supportive environment. The InnerCity Mission Child Care & Support Programs improves the safety and protection of children; the purpose is to provide adult care and supervision and ensure access to social services and psychosocial support. The United Nations defines poverty as a denial of choices and opportunities; a violation of human dignity – through our programs we build into our kids a strong feeling of self importance, restoring their sense of dignity and pride in themselves. We want them to forget that they were ever poor.
The ICM4C Home A child’s development is best achieved in a family environment and the ICM4C Home provides family-style, residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children, it is a haven for children who hitherto were living in extremely difficult circumstances. Growing children need food and shelter and clothing, but they also need loving relationships and interaction in order to thrive and develop and learn. We provide individualized care to every child in our home to ensure their mental, emotional and social development.
Orphanage Support Program According to UNICEF reports, it is estimated there are between 143 million - 210 million orphans worldwide. Some are fortunate enough to find placement in orphanages but many of these orphanages and related institutions are over-populated and struggle to meet the individual needs of these children thus making them vulnerable. To ensure their safety, the ICM4C adopts orphanages and commit to the regular provision of essential food supplies; we also sponsor special projects as the need arises.
Send Portions Most people splurge on their kids at Christmas time, but sadly many poor families especially children are barely remembered. Christmas is our time to celebrate the forgotten children in the inner cities; it is a time to Send Portions to needy and desolate children adding color to their lives. We make certain that the Word of God in Nehemiah 8:10b is made real as we celebrate with children living in the inner cities; bringing them a feast of food, drinks, gifts and God’s word.
Children's Fiestas The Children’s Fiesta is a fun-day specially designed to bring a splash of color into the life of the indigent child – the fiestas are planned to coincide with special dates such as Easter, Children’s Day etc when children would normally be the center of attention. It is a program specially designed to bring joy and laughter making them the center of attraction for once in their lives; by this children get to experience the love of God in a most practical way.
Summer Dream Trip The Summer Dream Trip is a unique Play and Learn Initiative that takes place during the Summer Holidays designed to take our children to exotic locations for exposure, learning and lots of fun. “Your imaginative ability is your creative ability” – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome; traveling is a good way to open children's minds and therefore enhance their creativity – it can awaken in a child the thirst for learning that they may not grasp in the classroom. The Summer Dream Trip is designed to empower our children to dream by guiding them to visualize opportunities and possibilities in life while ultimately eliminating the possibility of poverty from their futures.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED ?
You can partner with the InnerCity Mission Child Care And Support Program by;