SHYE seeks to ensure that our children are healthy and not vulnerable to preventable illness. Therefore, we provide our children with basic health services focused on preventative care, such as hygiene and nutrition. Good health and prevention is promoted through simple but effective practices such as regular bathing, washing hands before eating, keeping clothes clean and regular exercise.
Unfortunately, poverty and street life exposes the children to a range of health risks. In response, we have partnered with a local healthcare provider to offer comprehensive bi-annual medical check-ups. These check-ups include dental, vision and hearing evaluations. Parents are involved in these health checks and are responsible for administrating any prescribed treatment. In addition, SHYE reimburses health care expenses incurred by the families at government run health facilities and also prescription expenses incurred at government sanctioned pharmacies.
SHYE believes that good health is a right for all children and is essential for their development. Health and well-being are vital in enabling children to reach their potential and to break free from the cycle of poverty.
Safe Haven for Youth Ethiopia is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible where permitted by law.