Action for Children works in the UK and internationally to improve the lives of vulnerable children. As well as our 500 projects in the UK which help 178,000 children, young people and their families, we also support work to improve the lives of children and young people in 23 countries across the Caribbean, Southern Africa, and Eastern Europe.
The Dominica 'Place of Safety' will be the first ever national 24 hour residential home for abused and abandoned children on the Caribbean island. As part of Action for Children's International work, the home will be able to look after approximately 100 children per year, giving them a secure and loving place of refuge. We need to raise £300,000 to complete and equip the project as soon as possible.
Action for Children staff in Dominica are currently in contact with abandoned and abused children who are in need of dedicated care and protection, while efforts are made to find loving homes. For example, one child is currently living in a hospital because she has nowhere else to go.
We need your help right now to meet this commitment and protect children from abuse, neglect, and homelessness.
For the latest updates on the Dominica Place of Safety, please visit our blog at placeofsafety.blogspot.com