As the last step of the 4-R program, we place the child in a loving and caring home. Once we have found a family for a child, we help the child integrate well with his/her family and continue monitoring the progress. Resettlement allows us to completely achieve our vision for the child - to have a place to call home.
Children may be resettled in any of the following categories
- Reintegration - this is with a blood relative
- Foster Care and Adoption - for abandoned babies and children
- DP community foster care - when we fail to trace any blood relatives, reconciliation fails or if we think the child may be exposed to abuse
- Independent Living - if the youth is 18 years and has no blood relatives
Our aim is to ensure that the resettlement is sustainable. For this reason, we continue to follow-up the resettled children and the families. DP equips each child with a resettlement/send-off package before they leave. This includes helpful items such as clothing, beddings, food, first aid materials, and toiletries.
After resettlement, Dwelling Places continues to financially support the individual’s school fees. In addition, they have access to medical support from the DP clinic. Social workers carry out periodic follow-up visits to assess the individual’s progress and the family’s economic stability.
An individual child will cease to be on the DP support program once their family is found able to support them.
This Program has been 89% successful with majority of the resettled children happy and excelling in their new found lives.