Partnering with Shelters to Maximize Impact
Emerge Lanka operates its programs through existing shelters. This enables us to enhance services provided, identify opportunities to increase the capacity of these shelters, and connect shelters to more resources (such as donations and free services). It also enables Emerge Lanka to develop a strong network of support for its participants across Sri Lanka. Through strong partnerships, we will minimize the cost involved and maximize long-term impact. We currently run our programs in 3 shelters, run by two different partners: the Salvation Army Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Government.
The Department of Probation and Child Care Services:
The Sri Lankan Department of Probation and Child Care Services operates with the mission to provide equal opportunities for all orphan, abandoned and destitute children and other children in conflict with the law while promoting and preserving their rights in keeping with National Policies and International Standards for children. Emerge currently works with girls in two homes run by this department: the National Training and Counseling Centre (“NTCC”), located in Panadura, Sri Lanka and the Ranmuthugala Girls’ Home, located in Ranmuthugala, Sri Lanka.
The Salvation Army:
Partnering with Local Service Providers
- Family Planning Association – provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services across Sri Lanka
- Samuthanna- provides training in measuring emotional well-being, basic counseling techniques, and the Tree of Life therapy model
Additionally, we provide a number of referrals of program alumnae to various job opportunities and service providers, depending on their individual needs.
Our Friends in Sri Lanka
Check out these great organizations are doing important work that is related to Emerge:
- Women in Need (WIN)- WIN is committed to the elimination of domestic violence and other forms of violence against women. They run innovative women’s resource centers, crisis centers, and counseling desks in police stations.
- The Grassrooted Trust - an innovative organization that works primarily in the fields of HIV, Drugs and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.