Reducing Home Abandonment in Bogotá, Colombia

From 2002 and 2006, Y Care International supported the Bogotá YMCA to work with over 10,000 children and young people at risk of running away from home, many of whom often ended up living on the streets of Bogotá.

In 2012, staff from Y Care International and Bogotá YMCA conducted an Impact Assessment to explore how successful the project was in reducing the risk of ‘home abandonment’ through changing young people’s social networks and relationships within the household, improving their personal skills and confidence and helping strengthen local service provision for at risk children and young people

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