Written By: Javier P.
Local Care Networks are key partners such as charities, churches, schools, and mentorship programs that share our values and are committed to quality projects within the community. These are trustworthy networks with which we share values and include local leaders and community members.
Why do we work with Local Care Networks?
As one of our Standards Of Care, we seek to implement holistic solutions in partnership with Local Care Networks. We take this approach because we believe local men and women are best at solving local problems. We partner with the work that is already being done with local people who best understand their community. Every project is implemented in full partnership with a trustworthy network of local leaders and community members. We are very careful who we partner with in this critical work, while also recognizing that strong partnerships are key to bringing holistic hope and healing to trafficking victims. Working in local communities keeps accountability high and ensures great care for children and youth.
What are the advantages of this approach?
We work together with the Local Care Network to identify and prioritize critical needs and develop grassroot solutions. Every community’s needs are different, and we empower Local Care Networks to develop programs that can be sustained and multiplied in their community’s cultural context. These programs create local structures that can help children grow into thriving adults.
Community Development and You
We have Local Care Networks ready and willing to engage. In some communities, this looks like pre-primary education to help unlock the trap of poverty. In other communities, it looks like mentorship programs or after-school programs. In every community it looks like fighting food insecurity and human trafficking, both major global issues that cannot be solved unless fought at both local and global levels. Community Development is a process, but one that is so worth engaging in! Here are some ways that you can begin to think and involve yourself in developing communities: See. Engage. Belong. Build.