These unaccompanied children are completely without support. They have no shelter, no source of food, no one to care for them, even though some are as young as five years of age and the number is increasing, St. Joseph Shelters provide a portion of rice and a small amount of beans three times a week.
Since 2006, Father Donato Lwiyando, an Xaverian missionary priest, and a dedicated team of volunteers have devoted their energy to lovingly support and provide hope to young people directly affected by war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Africa .
We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the crisis in The DR Congo and discover ways that you can help those affected.
SPONSOR: a donation of $25 monthly or $300 annually will cover basic needs (food, shelter, medical attention) for one resident of the shelters.
DONATE: to help carry out ongoing projects for educational and vocational programs,supplies, building and repair projects.
VOLUNTEER: consider helping with our fundraising events and committees
Relieve poverty by providing food, shelter and other basic necessities to individuals who have been subjected to exploitation and sexual violence in eastern DR Congo, as well as facilitating their integration back in the community following the completion of counselling,
education, skill trade programs, etc.
Reach OutRight here, right now... you can make a difference!
Many families and individuals are joining our cause and contribute as donors or monthly as sponsors of one or more residents of the shelters. Any donation goes 100% to cover basic necessities such as housing, food, clothing, health care and education.
thOSE IN NEED
Fr. Donato Lwiyando
Xaverian Missionary Catholic priest
Founder of the organization.
Thank you for your prayers and your support. God Bless You!
Charity #: 760001-4324-RR0001
St Joseph Shelter, our first shelter, is a response to one of the serious consequences of the war in the DR Congo, especially in the east of the country. This war started in August 2, 1998, and has killed more than 5 million people.
Hope of St. Joseph Shelter Inc
Our directors and volunteers
Photo courtesy of the River Town Times
Tumaini ni Uzima (Hope is Life)
A Canadian Non-Denominational Organization