JWHS Crisis Center

Working with children and communities to address the needs of orphaned and abandoned children and reunite families in and around Nakuru, Kenya

The Crisis Center began as a Street Children project in 1997 when Expanding Opportunities’ founder and former director, Beverly G. Stone, started a small feeding program with the assistance of Pastor Joseph Waweru. Over the next few years, as funds grew and the organization was finalized, the Joseph Waweru Home School was built in the small village of Mangu to house up to 16 boys.

Today, JWHS:

  • houses girls and boys in transition to permanence
  • gives scholarships to children whose families can’t afford secondary school fees;
  • buys uniforms and books so children can attend school;
  • helps trace and prepare family members to be able to provide children in crisis with a home and some stability;
  • helps children gain access to needed medical care;
  • operates JWHS  providing a home, schooling, health care, and family atmosphere for up to 16 children in need;
  • houses Gordon Clem Study Center, a library and workshop space for informal education, study, and community-building