COMMUNITY CARE CENTERS

Helping Families Thrive

Our Community Care Centers (CCCs) are at the heart of what we do. We believe that children with intellectual disabilities have an important role in their families and in their communities. Because of this, we open centers in the community where Special Hope staff can partner with parents to provide the guidance, skills, and support necessary to see their children with disabilities thrive.

What is a Community Care Center?

Community Care Center (CCC) services include medical guidance, family counseling, motor training, communication support, feeding instructions, and educational lessons. Each center provides a space for 60 children and their parent or caregiver. Our CCCs operate as parent training centers, and are “one-stop-shops” for everything a child needs, and all the resources and training that a parent or caregiver requires. Our CCCs consider every aspect of the child’s health and well-being so that each caregiver can be trained based on the specific needs of their child. The centers are located within each compound so that the community can feel the impact of a safe, inclusive space for children with disabilities.

What is a Community Care Center?

Community Care Center (CCC) services include medical guidance, family counseling, motor training, communication support, feeding instructions, and educational lessons. Each center provides a space for 60 children and their parent or caregiver. Our CCCs operate as parent training centers, and are “one-stop-shops” for everything a child needs, and all the resources and training that a parent or caregiver requires. Our CCCs consider every aspect of the child’s health and well-being so that each caregiver can be trained based on the specific needs of their child. The centers are located within each compound so that the community can feel the impact of a safe, inclusive space for children with disabilities.

What Impact do Community Care Centers Make?

In Zambia, accessibility to care for children with intellectual disabilities is very low, and in Lusaka, facilities and programs offering necessary therapies and education are few and far between.  Kids who have disabilities are often left incredibly marginalized and vulnerable, and without a community of support, families are unsure how to care for their child, and left very isolated.

As families continue to commit to the holistic care of their child with disabilities, our Zambian community is reminded that all children are created with great purpose, a need for love and belonging, and with the ability to positively impact their communities!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP US OPEN MORE COMMUNITY CARE CENTERS

When you give to Special Hope, you impact communities by improving care for kids with intellectual disabilities and empowering families and caregivers to provide a loving home, holistic health, and exceptional education and therapies.