Street Kid Intervention

*Video Credits- Conexão Reporter.”Meninos do Farol”

The above video gives an accurate picture of the life of the kids that are living on the streets of Sao Paulo. Although there is no real accurate number of how many kids are on the streets, our educated estimate falls between 300 and 500 kids that call the street their home.

How do we work with these kids?

  •  Consistency: Consistently go to where they are. Get to know them by name.
  •  Relationships: Through activities that we bring to the streets (checkers, cards, soccer, street hockey, art, slack line, etc.) we begin to build friendships of trust and respect that give us the authority to speak and pray spiritual truths into their lives.
  •  Deep investment: As we pinpoint specific kids that are in the crucial moments of potentially leaving the streets, we begin to pour into them further, take them on special trips, set up a mentoring program, and offer them a place to stay in the rescue house for street kids.
  • Visits: We often visit a child’s family so we can better understand why he/she came to the streets in the first place.  We also visit and mentor street kids when they are picked up and placed in Juvenile Detention Centers.

 

Crack Land

Crack Land is a specific area of the city where thousands of adults and children congregate to purchase and consume crack cocaine.

How do we work in Crack Land?

  •  Consistency: Consistently go into crack land. Get to know people by name.
  •  Relationships: Through basic first aid, we are able to stop and talk with children and adults in this area.  As we clean wounds and give basic health advice, we are able to develop relationships that allow us to speak and pray spiritual truth into the lives of many children and adults in Crack Land.
  •  Deep investment: As we pinpoint specific kids and adults that are in the crucial moments of potentially leaving the streets, we begin to pour into them even further, take the kids on special trips, set up a mentoring program, and offer drug rehab options depending on the specific needs of each person.
  • Visits: We often visit a child’s family so we can better understand why he/she came to the streets in the first place.  We also visit and mentor street kids when they are picked up and placed in Juvenile Detention Centers.

 

 

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