Families Greater Accra

Children supported within their family

Chance for Children strives to reintegrate street-connected children back into their families or with other caretakers when possible.

In order to determine a child’s best interests, we analyze the cause of the child leaving the home and the possibilities of solving that situation while ensuring the child’s well-being and safe environment. For instance, if economic poverty was the only reason for escaping the streets, we can support the family with school expenses or boost a small business that may benefit the family.

When it is not possible to reintegrate a child into his/ her original family, we search for an alternative solution. This can include welcoming a child into one of our homes, referring them to another NGO, or finding a foster family. In each case, the Department of Social Welfare is involved in the discussion process and makes the final decision.


As of 2020 we are also supporting children who are inclined to leave their families and run to the streets. We are strengthening the children themselves, their families and the communities they are living in through workshops, guidance and financial support. It is of great importance to us to harness resources and connect families and communities to different stakeholders.

Our results in 2023*

  • 79 children supported in their families

  • 19 children prevented from joining the street

  • 63 children completed the school year

CFC’s work has been impacted by the measures the Ghanaian government introduced to contain COVID-19. Our street workers had to cease their activities and the drop-in center was closed between March and September 2020.

CFC instantly responded with a customized approach to this complex situation in-line with official advice and without jeopardizing children’s safety.

The 2021 results reflect these unprecedented times in scale, impact and the restriction of our activities.