Families of Young Offenders Receive Counseling

More than 40 families are now receiving counseling services from Orphan Helpers. The family counseling is part of a USAID-funded project to help families of youth who have been arrested.

“Young people and their families need someone to work with them to strengthen relationships with the different members of the family,” said David Suazo, the Orphan Helpers Project Director for the Proponte Más project.

The goal of the project is to rebuild family relationships and address issues that may have led to youth committing offenses so they don’t reoffend. This project dovetails with Orphan Helpers’ ongoing work with incarcerated youth by teaching values, leadership, and life skills in the Success Academies.

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