Living Together

In 2002, Chance for Children opened its residential building in Hebron, a quiet village located about an hour outside Accra. This first home welcomed former street-connected boys who came to live with us and recover in a safe environment. In 2011, we built our first home for girls. Today, we proudly offer a home for 30 boys and 40 girls in this compound, far from the dangers of the streets.

Assisted by our house mothers and social workers, children and youth can grow up in a family-based setting, receive an education in a nearby school, and develop to their full potential. During their stay with us, they prepare to return to their families or to live independently.

Children are assisted with homework or provided with tutoring when needed. Sports and arts are also encouraged through different activities. Boys and girls live in separate facilities, but they share time together through games, workshops, and events that are often organized, especially on weekends. Community life is important to us, so they all contribute to the daily operations of the homes, such as cooking and cleaning.

Our results in 2023*

  • 75 children hosted & guided in our homes

  • 11 children reunified with their families or into the youth flats

  • 58 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.