Ellen Pearl Outreach Children's Charity

Reaching out to the children of Jamaica who are victims of abuse

EPOCC NEWSLETTER

TO ALL OUR SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS

Childline Jamaica Update

Dear Sponsors, Supporters and Friends,

 

We are pleased to announce that the dedicated, toll-free Childline Jamaica number
888 444 5556 - is now installed and operational.

 

On 1st April we acquired new office space in Kingston with the collaboration of the Rise Life Foundation which will help to reduce our overheads.  The office has now been furnished with some of the previously donated office equipment and additional purchases were made in preparation to begin taking calls.

 

We have recruited a full-time Childline Manager/Counsellor, Lesli-Ann Belnavis MSc, since April who has a vast experience in working therapeutically with children of all ages and she has a real passion to support children who are hurting.

 

Lesli-Ann has been working tirelessly to start refresher training of Trainers and also in recruiting new volunteer counsellors within the surrounding areas of Kingston. Whilst providing a ‘soft launch’ service from 1st July, we aim to provide a 24hr service by the 1st of November.

 

We are now planning a national launch of the Childline in November 2019, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The Childline enhances the child protection and safeguarding services in Jamaica.

 

Thank you for all your prayers and continued support!  We thank God for reaching this milestone to enable us to ‘outreach to the Children of Jamaica who are hurting’. We are keenly aware that much funds are needed to enable this service to be sustainable and with your help we can do it!

06

JULY

Virgin Leisure Centre Summer Fair in aid of EPOCC

20

JULY

Annual Curry & Quiz Night

14

SEPT

10km Sponsored London Walk (for all the family)

02

NOV

Childline National Launch Party - Kingston, Jamaica

16

NOV

Bi-annual  Autumn Charity Ball (to celebrate launch of the Childline service)

HOW YOU CAN HELP

*Gift Aid by monthly standing order

*Become an advocate for the charity

*Donate your old mobiles & tablets

*Attend events and/or sell tickets

Further information can be found on our website: www.epocc.org

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Spring Bazaar

"Childline is a lifeline to children who are at risk of abuse"

Website: childlinejamaica.org

Email: info@childlinejamaica.org
           manager@childlinejamaica.org

Telephone: (office) (876) 967 3397

Sponsored by:

Jamaican High Commission