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Abide Family Center is located on Kamuli Road in Mpumudde, Jinja City, Uganda. It opened its doors in June 2013 with the goal to reduce the number of children living in orphanages in Uganda and empower families to stay together. We wanted to meet parents in that moment when they wanted to place their children in institutional homes.
A choice to keep their babies and stay together as a family.
Beyond keeping families together, the staff at Abide Family Center, comprising of local Ugandans works hand in hand to help families move from surviving to thriving hence equipping them with resources to develop the means and life style to provide for their families and parent their children well.
It is estimated that over 80% of the children living in orphanages in Uganda have at least one living parent, guardian or family. These children are being raised away from their families because of poverty, NOT because they are unloved or unwanted. At Abide we believe children grow best in families and that poverty should not be the reason children are placed in orphanages. We saw an incredible need for prevention work. We saw a need to create a model that would respond to the needs of the families who love their children but are placing their children in orphanages because of poverty.
Abide family Center works in line with the alternative care frame work as designed by the ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development.


Building stronger and Sustainable Families.


Empowering vulnerable communities to keep children in their families by delivering holistic and high quality services.

In Numbers

In 2013, Abide empowered only 20 families and currently we have Over 510 families on our caseload
Served about 2,000 children among those families in the last 10 years and a half.
More than 12 activities which have impacted different families and communities
So far we have been able to extend our services to more than 5 Districts in Uganda

Core Values

Abide Family Centre is committed to the following core values;

Faith Based Organization

Team work

Best Customer Service

Integrity and Accountability

Efficiency and Effectiveness

Fairness and Transparency



Key Areas of Focus:

De-institutionalization, Family Reintegration


It is important to us that we know the services we provide families are actually making a difference, which is why Abide staff follow up with families and evaluate the impact of Abide’s interventions. BUT, While the numbers tell us the model works, it’s the stories that keep us going every day.

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