In the course of caring for the girls in Ahuva Good Shepherd – Children’s Home, we learnt that while there are similarities in their family backgrounds and the issues that precipitated their placing with us, each child responds differently. After many dialogues with stakeholders, including the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), Ahuva Good Shepherd – Small Group Care (SGC) was birthed.
Ahuva Good Shepherd
Small Group Care
A Cosy Loving Home
Care & Shelter For Girls
Perhaps an excerpt of a letter from an ex-resident, published with her mother’s permission would give you a glimpse of SGC:-
“I am writing this letter just to tell how I felt about my stay under your care. There has been a lot of ups and downs but there was the staff and my caseworker for support. They knew that I needed the most help during my difficult situation. They would also recommend me new choices to try to make me feel comfortable. At first, I was always nervous about everyone judging me but when I started getting used to the staff’s created games, I really enjoyed it. At that point of time, I needed my mother the most, but when I felt sad upon missing my mom, they would come and cheer me up and I would forget that I was even depressed. I really miss the whole fun and also I made very good friends. My caseworker knew what was best for me, so I always trusted her and really counted on her. I learnt a lot staying with some strangers who did not make me feel that they were strangers.”