Our Holistic Approach
The first and only shelter of its kind in Kenya, our Safe House provides a healing, safe space for refugee girls. The home provides protection, community, counseling, and coaching for new mothers. We are the only Kenyan Children’s Charitable Institution dedicated to refugee children.
The Girls’ Empowerment Project (GEP) is our education program designed to meet the unique learning needs of refugee girls. We offer four courses in Primary and Secondary levels, paired with vocational trainings and a daycare and nursery. This allows participants to access education and livelihood opportunities within our community.
Our Case Management team ensures that the unique needs of each girl are being met. Our counselors conduct needs assessments, provide mental healthcare, and offer medical support. We provide legal aid, advocacy, community integration, and resettlement support.
Our trauma-informed approach allows artisans to achieve economic and social independence. Participants continue their healing within RefuSHE’s supportive environment, while gaining technical training and learning entrepreneurial skills.
Our Legal and Advocacy team provide legal support to the young women in our programs. Our main focuses are asylum and refugee documentation, birth certificate registration, and resettlement. We advocate for the protection of unaccompanied refugee children and publish reports on current trends and best practices. We are also a working member of the Urban Refugee Protection Network (URPN).
The Community Outreach program provides access to vital protection and services to refugees in Kenya. We conduct community trainings on human rights, refugee rights, and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence prevention. We also provide small business grants and vocational training for refugee women in the community.