M.U.M. serves as a gathering place for churches and ministries who help (or want to help) unaccompanied refugee children and youth. Our work is to, with and on behalf of unaccompanied refugee minors. We seek to learn together how to come alongside unaccompanied minors to care for them, empower them to find solutions to their situations and work with them as they recover from trauma to become healthy, contributing members in their new communities. We also serve as a voice to the Church, community and governments on behalf of these minors.
Mobilised for Unaccompanied Minors (M.U.M.) Network
We work together in several ways:
- Network of Ministries: We host monthly calls and connect regularly via email and our Facebook Group to share best practices, identify gaps in care for unaccompanied refugee youth, raise awareness of the plight of these youth within our communities and advocate on their behalf.
- Alternatives to Imprisonment: Through foster care, group homes and family sponsorships we believe that unaccompanied children and those who turn 18 while awaiting their asylum verdict can experience welcome, safety and a hope for the future. We are working with churches to raise awareness and increase involvement in the URM Foster Care Program as well as creating housing alternatives for those 18+.