Whether they live alone by fate or by choice, the United Nations estimates that 100 million children sleep in the streets every night. Some are toddlers whose parents have died from disease or in war; others are runaways who have escaped domestic violence. In 2003, Youth Outreach International made a commitment to aid the street children of the world. Children at Risk: Focus on Street Children is an activity guide for Youth Outreach International. Its suggested activities include distributing food and clothing to street children; helping to build shelters for street children; and working with social service agencies. In coordinating resources.
By forming local partnerships, Youth Outreach International can identify some of the problems that affect street children. Acting as coordinators, Youth Outreach International can seek solutions such as arranging for healthcare needs; helping street children complete their education; arranging for vocational training; and helping street children obtain employment.
This will include endeavoring to return the children to a safe home condition.