Amani began to focus on children’s families in 2009, adding another dimension to our work. Small home repairs were made for 7 families to ensure that children had a safe, adequate home to return to.

In 2009, the start of food aid for families also took place. In total, 49 children in 35 different families benefited from the program. Amani provided basic food staples such as rice, flour, cooking oil and sugar to those reunified families who opened their homes to care for additional children.

The Social Work Department delegated special focus to Amani’s Social Workers, including Counseling, Life at Amani, Older Youth and Street Education.