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MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
"Reaching people for Christ: Helping people out of poverty into a sustainable future."

Families

Family In Field

Giving families a sustainable future

We work with families over an extended period of time to address their immediate and long term needs, understand their aspirations and provide them with a route to achieving self-sufficiency. Many of the families we work have complex, multiple needs and there are often issues such as addiction and domestic violence that need to be addressed.

Our projects include:

  • One-to-one support -  providing assistance to families with complex social and emotional needs, including support for families in crisis
  • Skill building and training - we provide assistance that helps adults in the family to find employment or set up a microenterprise
  • Practical parenting - helping to ensure children are properly cared for and they remain in the family home rather than go to state run institutions
  • Health visits and care packages  - essential items at critical times such as new mums, ensuring their babies have the best start in life
  • Surviving the winter - basic essentials to help families beat the severe Eastern European winters including food parcels at Christmas, provision of fuel and winter clothes.

 

Almost all of the families we work with live below the poverty line and survive on less than $1.25 a day. Many are also considered to have a low social status in their local community exacerbating their ability to move out of poverty. We work with families where there are mental health issues, Roma families, families where there are learning difficulties in the household and those who have not upheld the traditional values of their community and as a result have been stigmatised and excluded.