“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.” Michael J. Fox 
The Child Reintegration Centre is going places in 2020!
The CRC has big plans to find families for abandoned children and aid other organizations in the transition towards family care.

  • HCW, 1MILLIONHOME and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) are collaborating to hold a family reintegration for West African orphanage directors, child welfare program leaders, and government officials.  
  • The CRC is collaborating with Street Child to rescue orphaned and abandoned children and find loving families for them. Street Child has a long history in Sierra Leone providing short term and emergency care to homeless children. 

  • Long time CRC team member David Musa has been tapped to head the CRC's newly launched Deinstitutionalization Department, which will coach orphanages on safe, collaborative, and sustainable family reintegration.

Below: CRC team member David Musa visiting the home of CRC student John, recently reunited with his family. David will be heading the Child Reintegration Centre's new De-Institutionalization initiative.
Henry Kebbie promoted to SAC Coordinator lead
The Child Reintegration Centre is pleased to announce the promotion of Henry Kebbie to Sponsor A Child Coordinator! Since 2017, Henry Kebbie has served the CRC as Assistant Coordinator. With the departure of program lead Joseph "JJ" Junisa, who moved to England to join his wife, the CRC leadership unanimously agreed that Henry should step into the leadership role.  

Henry believes in his mission. "As a social worker, since I have a passion for helping children, I am also creating an impact in their life. It was my dream to help poor children. Being a social worker, you can work anywhere, helping children and the needy."  
Henry Kebbie , SAC Lead Coordinator.
Mercy Hospital treated 14% more patients in 2019
Mercy Hospital experienced a 17% increase in inpatients and a 12.5% increase in outpatients from the previous year. These increases may be partially attributed to completion and dedication of the surgical wing in January 2019, and addition of patient admission consultation rooms by the May 2019 Mission Team. This does not include the thousands served during mobile clinics by Mercy Village Outreach Services. 733 patients received inpatient treatment and 5,473 patients received outpatient services in 2019.
Are you planning to join the July 2020 Medical/Education team to Sierra Leone? The application deadline is January 31, so get your application in right away.

Learn more and apply online at www.helpingchildrenworldwide.org/mission-trips.

July 18 - August 1, 2020
​October 17 - October 31, 2020
​December 26, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Join a mission team for the unforgettable experience of volunteering in Sierra Leone. Learn more about HCW mission trips or apply online .
News from Mercy Hospital and the Child Reintegration Centre
CRC holds forum to encourage votech education pursuit

The Child Reintegration Centre's education department, led by Education Manager Mabel Mustapha, organized a forum for secondary students to hear from successful graduates of vocational and technical programs. The forum aimed to remove the stigma...

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Mercy performs successful hernia surgery on toddler

Mercy outreach team identified a toddler with inguinal hernia and transported to hospital for surgery.

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CRC counselors teach parents the importance of attachment.

The Child Reintegration Centre regularly holds workshops on healthy parent-child attachment for parents of CRC-enrolled children. Attachment, or normal bonding between parent and child, is the primary mental pillar of a child's development and is ...

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SPONSORS NEEDED: As students graduate, the Child Reintegration Centre has been able to welcome 50 new students, such as Lucian Ella Boma, pictured above. Sponsorship helps make it possible for the CRC to provide school fees, uniforms, education materials, books, tutoring, and family mentoring for 600 children and youth from extremely vulnerable backgrounds.

Click on the button below if you would like to sponsor one of these deserving students.
Isaiah 43:18-19

“Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland."
The Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital care for extremely vulnerable children and families in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world. Learn more about our programs at: ww.helpingchildrenworldwide.org .
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