Advance # 14241A
Providing welfare assistance, temporary shelter, advocacy and organizing work among migrants
||Asia and Pacific, China
Background / History
1.) Women from different Asian countries who flocked to Hong Kong for domestic work met many different kinds of problems (non-payment of wages, non-provision of other benefits in the contract, physical, verbal and sexual abuse, and even simple homesickness) and they had no one to turn to for help or to consult with.
2.) They had no way of accessing legal representation nor knowledge of what to do when they were confronted with false charges by the police.
3.) There was nowhere they can have educational activities that would make them understand their employment contract.
Goals & Objectives
a.) To address the needs of new clients (about 1000) taken in for counselling in a year.
b.) To provide temporary shelter when needed (by about 300 individuals).
a.) The walk-in center will ensure that these new clients are given necessary attention that is well-provided by the case officers in the Mission who are ready to offer their services.
b.) As well as those organized migrant groups whom we network with, whose members may be in need can be assisted by them initially and later on passed to the Mission when case gets complicated.
c.) Space will be the Mission's concern and to assure that if Bethune House is full, the ShelterNet of the Coalition of Service Providers for Ethnic Minorities that it has established 3 years ago can be mobilised to assist and offer a temporary space for new clients.
Budget & Financial Information
|Annual Advance Financial Goal
|Local Financial Support
- Asian Descent
- Church and Mission Leaders
- Education, Training, and Research
- Leadership Development and Education
- Leadership Training, Workshops, Networking, Job Counseling
- Literacy/Illiteracy, Language Ministries
- Mission Volunteers
- Other Racial or Ethnic Groups
- Persons Experiencing Homelessness
- Persons in Mission Program
- Persons With Low-Income, Unemployed, or Poor
- Social Justice Education: Political, Peace, Human Rights, Poverty
- Youth and Young Adults