Dwelling Places offers various services meant to augment and round off the programs it conducts. Some services like health and medical facilities, education and spiritual welfare are geared towards street children. Other services involve administrative efforts that go towards sponsorship, event management and awareness. Volunteering forms a critical part of our success and our volunteer coordination team helps us keep in touch, providing information and assistance to volunteers and interested people around the world.
Health support is a key component of our work. Right from the streets, we run mobile clinics where the children access basic medical care and health check-ups.
We have a fully furnished clinic that attends to all the health and medical needs of our resident children in the TRH and is also open for other DP supported children, youth and mothers within the community.
We partner with government referral and rehabilitation centers where children withdrawn from the streets by authorities are taken to offer medical care and counseling.
We have established working relations with number of government and private hospitals in the country including Mengo, Mulago, CORSU, International Hospital Kampala, Mildmay, Helen’s Clinic among others, where we refer our children, youth and mothers for such illness t that cannot be treated at our clinic at a very affordable cost.
Dwelling Places follows the IAS standards of accounting. Our books of accounts are audited by independent and certified auditors once every year. The Finance office is also responsible for procurement and logistics. As a Christian Organization, we understand that God trusts us with funding to serve the children and we hold this responsibility with integrity, transparency and good practice.
At Dwelling Places, education is a key component in the rehabilitation process. Our motto is ‘A Chance For All’. Every child is given an opportunity to attend school either to learn how to read and write or to pursue their dream of joining higher institutions of learning.
Through the Catch Up Education Program – The Interim School - we have been able to quicken the rehabilitation process. Children have learnt social skills, manners/discipline, listening skills, problem-solving skills and the benefits of attending school. The children join mainstream education in schools within the community and are supported until they attain a certificate, diploma or degree depending on their performance.
There are some children who struggle academically and find it hard to learn all the subjects in school. We work with these children to develop an individualized education plan that is designed to address their academic needs as individuals. We call this Project One. A teacher works with one child until they are able to learn in a group.
Public Relations (PR)
The Public Relations office, commonly known as PR, manages all the organization information and communication materials both internal and external. The PR office is also in charge of donor relations, advocacy, fundraising, child sponsorship and organization events and marketing.
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It takes a big heart to serve children – especially street children. Over the years, we have received teams and individuals from Uganda and across the world, that have given their time, money, love, and skills as volunteers at Dwelling Places.
We guarantee you a rewarding volunteer experience with us. With technology advancements, you don’t have to be in Uganda to be a volunteer. Wherever you are around the world, you can join the big team of people that are working to make a difference in the lives of the children through our Office In the Sky –OTS. All you need is internet access.
Whatever your skills and passions, we have a place for you. You can download our volunteer application form here.