Every year, more than one million children run away from home. Kids as young as 10 are among the one in seven who leave their homes, although most runaways are between 15 and 17.
Often children leave to escape a volatile and/or abusive home life. Once on the streets, they often face a myriad of other serious circumstances. As time passes, they may resort to prostitution or drug dealing to get by. Drug abuse is common among runaway children.
Common Characteristics of Runaways
For all children, adolescence is a stressful time of dramatic physical changes, peer pressure and an emerging identity. Those with parental support are usually able to successfully navigate this period, but without it, emotions can overwhelm a child to the point that he or she believes that leaving will bring relief.
Some feel that leaving home is the only way to escape a situation in which there is frequent fighting or where they feel unwanted. A great many are fleeing situations that are physically, sexually and/or emotionally abusive. Some children run away because they’re in trouble with the law and afraid their parents will find out.
Runaway children may be gone for one or two nights or an indefinite period. Children most often leave home during the summer months and stay with a friend or relative.
Steps how we help Street Children
By working together with government, children organizations and agencies such as the police we help these youngsters by providing them;
– And education in Christian values
Teaching them to learn a licensed profession such as;
– Administrative and much more,
We will be able to assure them a better live in society with a degree and they will become good Christians.
Your donation helps
Your donation today could help a lot of children who are escaping ongoing abuse from a relative. With your donation you are helping us to give them the necessary thing in live every child should benefit from like; clouding, food, education, sports, a bed to sleep in and a warm home where they can enjoy love and affection.
This year over 100,000.000 young children will run away from home because of neglect or violence and your donation can help turn their lives around one at a time.
What your regular donation means for a young person
$ 5 could pay for children to attend school programs to get them back on track.
$10 could pay for sexual abused children to have counseling sessions with a specialist.
Donate a small amount of $15
What your one-time donation means for a young person
$25 could pay for a hot meal, shower and living essentials for a young runaway.
$50 could secure a phone for a project worker so they can be contacted by children in danger.
$100 could pay for a family to have mediation sessions to try and resolve conflict at home.