Street Children - Community Children


PART 6 of 6: S through Z
(Last revised 17 March 2017)


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Salesians of Don Bosco
A society of Priests, Brothers, Sisters and Volunteers in the Catholic Church who are committed to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth. This society was founded in Italy by Father (Don) Giovanni Bosco and has spread throughout the world. Its main focus in Southern Africa is on the homeless and destitute children living on the street.

Salvation Army
PO Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313
United States
Tel 1 (703) 684-5500
Fax 1 (703) 684 3478
The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William Booth and has spread from London to the rest of the world. To date, there are around 14,000 centers over a hundred countries that cater to the needs of the poor. 800 of which are hostels especially established to provide shelter for the homeless. The army also has provided 780 homes for the elderly and 152 for those addicted to alcohol.

Salvato Copiii
Intrarce Stefan Furtuna 3
77116 Bucharest Sector 1
Tel 40 (1) 637 5716
Fax 40 (1) 312 4486
Executive President: Gabriela Alexandrescu

Save Africans from AIDS (SAFA) Campaign
Department of Africana Studies
University at Albany, SUNY
Business Administration 115
Albany, New York 12222
United States
Tel 1 (518) 442-4730
Fax 1 (518) 442-2569
Africa is the priority of the SAFA Campaign because this is where the AIDS pandemic is most severe. The SAFA Campaign covers advocacy, HIV/AIDS education and information, and AIDS prevention resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Campaign focuses on: Africa's AIDS orphans; HIV/AIDS literacy among Africa's rural villagers, and the provision of resources for the control and prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Save the Children Go to International Save the Children Alliance

Servicio Nacional de Menores
Av Pedro Valdivia 4070
Tel 56 (2) 239-2283
Fax 56 (2) 239-2427

Serviço Brasileiro de Justiça e Paz (SEJUP)/Brazil Justice Net
SEJUP was founded in 1991 and specializes in preparing news and reports in English about Brazilian human rights and social issues. Our interests in this area are many - amongst the issues we cover are land questions, indigenous issues, environment, the churches, women's issues, violence, children, and grassroots movements.

Sí a la Vida
Apartado OR-16
Sucursal Oscar Robelo
Managua 15
Tel (505) 289-0998 bomiki@bainbridge.net
Contact Jonathan Roise
Through its residence and day center, Casa Nuevo Amanecer (New Sunrise House), with its program of study, work and recreational activities, Sí a la Vida has been able to rescue scores of youngsters from glue addiction and the dangers and hopelessness of life on the streets. 

SKCV Children's Trust
5 Trinity Road
Sale, Cheshire M33 3FB
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (61) 973-5042
UK Representative Dr. Desmond Norton
The Trust is a non-sectarian, non-profit registered and recognized charity working with orphaned, sick and homeless young children in the Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Programs include a boys' home, night shelter, child care centers, vocational training and income generating projects.

Sociedade Cidadão 2000
Rua 232 No. 310
Sector Universitário
Goiânia, GO
Tel 55 (62) 229-2977; 223-5482
Fax 55 (62) 229-1132
Coordenação Geral Prof. Joselno Vieira dos Santos

Society of Friends of the Lotus Children
Hyver Hall, Barnet Gate
Arkley, Herts EN5 3JA
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (81) 906-8840
Fax 44 (81) 906-3944
Contact Mrs. Surina Narula and Miss Melanie Palmer
Founded in 1984 to support projects in India that provide refuge, shelter and housing, wherever possible with families, for orphaned and other young persons on and of the streets regardless of race, religion or caste; enable them to return voluntarily to education; provide vocational and technical training; and provide medical care, with refuge from the perils of child prostitution and drug abuse.

Solo Para Mujeres
8 Avenida, 4-63, Zona 2
Ciudad Guatemala
Tel 502 (2) 510913
Fax 502 (2) 510913

SOS Colombia
Carrera 48 No. 66-55
(or just A. A. 9596)
Santafe de Bogota, DC
Tels 231 23 55 and 231 35 93

SOS Kinderdorf International
Billrothstr. 22
A-1190 Vienna
Tel 43 (222) 36 82 457
Fax 43 (222) 36 98 918
Children's Villages is a non - governmental and non - denominational organisation entirely funded by private donations. The purpose of SOS Children's Villages is to help, through National SOS Children's Village Associations, orphaned and abandoned children regardless of their ethnic roots, nationality and religion, by giving them a family, a permanent home and a sound basis for an independent life.

Speak Truths on Prostitution (STOP)
c/o Grassroots Ministry Alliance
1901 Portland Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Tel 1 (612) 872-0684

Stairway Foundation, Inc. (SFI>
PO Box 30440
Bgy. Aninuan, Puerto Galera
Oriental Mindoro 5203
Tel/fax (63) 912-311-8286
SFI is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government child-care institution that envisions to provide holistic and innovative programs to improve the life conditions of disadvantaged street children in the Philippines.

Stand for Children
PO Box 75358
Washington, DC 20013-5358
United States
Tel (800) 663-4032 (in US)
Autoresponder FAQ standinfo@mailback.com

StandUp for Kids
PO Box 121
Chula Vista, CA 91912
United States
Tel tollfree US (800) 365-4KID
Fax tollfree US (888) 453-1647
President & Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Koca, Sr.
A nationally acclaimed, not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 to help rescue homeless and at-risk youth living on the street. An all volunteer organization, has established 20 outreach programs in nine states.

Street Angels Africa
Director Brian Horne
Advocacy and information about the almudos, street children in West Africa. The site also has an extensive list of links (400+) and information about street children in over 70 countries around the world.

Street Child Africa
Brabant House
Portsmouth Road
Thames Ditton
Surrey KT7 0EY
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (208) 9729820
Street Child Africa was formed in the UK to offer whatever support it could to African non-government organisations and charities working with street children in Africa.

Street Kids
10 Laisteridge Lane
Great Horton, Bradford
West Yorkshire BD7 1RD
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (274) 728530
Contact Pranav Patel
Street Kids has several projects in India that work toward prevention of the causes behind street children. By rural development, children and their families will not have the need to migrate to the cities. Specific projects include: Children's Community Village, tree planting, and renewable energy.

Street Kids for Christ
A network of Christian ministries that rescue and help street children in every country of the world.

Street Kids International
389 Adelaide St, Ste 1000, 10th flr
Toronto ON M5E 1A7
Tel (416) 504-8994
Fax (416) 504-8977
Projects in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean with local partners ranging from the Bicycle Courier project in Bangalore, India to the Karate Kids AIDS Education Program, now in use in 14 different languages with five new language versions requested including Russian Cantonese.

Street Teams
PO Box 187, Station J
Calgary, Alberta T2A 4X5
Tel (403) 228-3390

Streetcats Foundation for Youth
267 Lester Ave, Ste 104
Oakland, CA 94606
United States
Tel 1 (500) 288-3863
Streetcats Foundation and its National Children's Coalition first began working with streetkids, runaways and other at risk children in 1988 on the streets of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our unique involvement in the lives of youth and young adults on the streets helped turn the lives around of children society had written off as 'unreachable.' In 1992, Streetcats founded the National Children's Coalition (NCC) as both a much-needed national networking organization among children's and youth groups throughout the country and a central national resource center for every kind of information and referral related to children, youth, parenting and K-12 education. Today, NCC is one of the three largest such organizations in the United States, has won 27 awards and works with over 600 other youth groups.

Survival International
6 Charterhouse Buildings
London EC1M 7ET
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (20) 7687 8700
Fax 44 (20) 7687 8701
(a href="mailto:info@survival-international.org">info@survival-international.org
Survival International is a worldwide organisation supporting tribal peoples. It stands for their right to decide their own future and helps them protect their lives, lands and human rights.

TASK Brasil, the Abandoned Street Kids of Brasil Trust
PO Box 4901
London SE16 3PP
United Kingdom
Tel 020 7735 5545
Fax 020 7735 5675
Task Brasil Trust was established in the UK in 1992 in response to the situation of the street children of Brazil. Its projects improve the lives and support the needs of children, teenagers and pregnant teenage girls living on the streets.

Terre des hommes (Tdh)
8, Chemin de Budron C
CH-1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne
Tel +41 21 654 66 66
Fax +41 21 654 66 77
Since its creation in 1960, when it was founded by Edmond Kaiser, the mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to come to the aid of children. It endeavours at all times to defend the rights of children, in times of war or natural catastrophe, or in less publicised situations of distress. Tdh has specialised in three areas of expertise: health, social care and the rights of the child.

Tiger's Club Project
Contact David Sweet
In Kampala, Uganda, a group of local and expatriate Christians have launched a novel approach to the growing numbers of children on the streets. They started The Tiger's Club Project -- a football club open to street boys -- to provide a body for the boys to belong to, a focus for their energies and pride, and a means to come alongside them, to learn about and help with their real needs.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-4414
United States
Tel 1 (212) 326-7035
Fax 1 (212) 888-7465
Executive Director Carol Bellamy
United Nations Children's Fund in 130 countries. UNICEF's aim is to prevent children from living and working on the streets. Main UNICEF programs--health, nutrition, water and education--help to create sustainable development. This means that people will not be forced to migrate to towns in search of work and scarce resources--such migration is a typical trigger for family breakdown and the first steps to children becoming separated from a home environment.

Universidad Nacional
Instituto del Niño
Apartado 86
Costa Rica
Tel (506) 277-3379
Fax (506) 277-3477

Viva Network
PO Box 633
Oxford OX2 0XZ
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (1865) 450800
Fax 44 (1865) 203567
The Viva network seeks both to serve those already engaged in meeting children's needs and to support emerging projects in every way possible. The network seeks to be an international vehicle of action and co-operation, as well as a forum, the exchange of ideas and the information to benefit all Christians involved in ministry to children at social risk.

VNHELP - The Can Tho Street Children Program
Viet Nam Health, Education, and Literature Projects
5232 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
United States
Tel 1 (510) 658-8634
Fax 1 (510) 658-8354
VNHELP's Mission is to assist children, families, and communities in Viet Nam in the areas of education and health care, and to promote cultural exchanges between Viet Nam and the United States.

War Child
Across the world, in the thirty or so wars that currently rage, millions of children's lives are being changed for the worse. In the short term, War Child, with its reputation for fast, effective work, provides food, medicine and other basic humanitarian needs. But War Child also keeps fighting for children long after the war has finished, trying to ensure that children who have witnessed what should never be seen - murder, violence, rape - have all they need to begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.

Womankind (Worldwide)
3, Albion Place
Galena Road
London W6 0LT
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (181) 563-8607
Fax 44 (181) 563-8611
Executive Director Kate Young
Womankind works with women and girls in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, South America and South Asia. It funds projects as diverse as emergency telephone service for women who suffer domestic violence in Santiago to education and literacy classes for village women and children in South India. Its largest project working with street girls is the two Passage Houses in Recife, Brazil, that provide refuge from life on the streets. The girls are given psychological counseling and helped to become reintegrated into their home communities. There are also possibilities to learn a range of employment skills and there is an emergency hotline for street girls threatened by death squads.

Women Harmed in Systems of Prostitution Engaged in Revolt (WHISPER)
3060 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Tel 1 (612) 724-6927

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS)
World Bureau
Olave Centre
12c Lyndhurst Road
London NW3 5PQ
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (71) 794-1181
Fax 44 (71) 431 3764
Contact Valerie Wirtz
WAGGS is an international, non-governmental organization comprised of organizations in 28 countries that provide services to over 8.5 million girls and young women. Among WAGGS Member Organizations offering programs for street children are UK, USA, Gambia, Philippines, Brazil, Rwanda and Peru.

World Childhood Foundation
The Royal Palace
SE 111 50 Stockholm
Tel 46 (8) 21 31 95
Fax 46 (8) 21 31 73
E-mail info@childhood.org
Founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, the World Childhood Foundation is dedicated to promoting better living conditions for children all over the world.

World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Archive www.usis.usemb.se/children/csec/

World Health Organization (WHO)
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Tel 41 (22) 791-2211
Fax 41 (22) 791-0746

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
OMCT International Secretariat
PO Box 21
8, rue du Vieux-Billard
CH-1211 Geneva 8
Tel 41 (22) 809 4939
Fax 41 (22) 809 4929
OMCT is today the largest international coalition of NGOs fighting against torture,summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in order to preserve Human Rights. It has at its disposal a network, SOS Torture, consisting of some 240 non-governmental organisations which act as sources of information. Its urgent interventions reach daily more than 90,000 governmental and intergovernmental institutions, non-governmental associations, pressure and interest groups.

Y-Care International
640 Forest Road
London E17 3DZ
United Kingdom
Fax 44 (181) 520-5599
Communications and Campaigns Officer: Suzanne Humphreys
Y CARE International is the overseas development agencyof the YMCAs in Great Britain and Ireland. It provides financial support to long-term development projects that are initiated and managed by overseas YMCAs YMCAs involvement with street children worldwide includes outreach programs, day centers and provision of accommodation, education (including health education and family planning), voational training, income generation, family and community support services, training for youth leadership and street educators, vocational training and job placements, recreational and cultural activities and advocacy. Y CARE is involved with projects for street children in: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, India, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

YMCA Indian Student Hostel
41 Fitzroy Square
London W1P 6AQ
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (71) 387-0411
Fax 44 (71) 383-7651
Contact Egbert Samraj
Programs especially with street kids in Hyderabad.

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA)
8 Ground Floor
33L Mugbat Cross Lane
Bombay - 400 004
YUVA has been working with street children in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) for the last eleven years. Our initiatives have ranged from evolving alternate models to address children's shelter, health, nutrition, education rights to counselling, group building, personality development and leadership training. We have also been active in taking up issues of violation of street children's rights such as police harassment, employer abuse etc. We have been part of the group which has initiated a National Campaign Against Child Labour. Other efforts have included understanding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its potential for furthering the realization of children's rights. Lobbying for policy changes, documentation and enabling children's expression have also been important areas of work.


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