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Helping undocumented Netra to get healthcare & education

Netra spent the first four years of her life living without an identity. She had never accessed social services, been to school or received identification.  Netra's mother...
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Each case is unique. Our case managers provide comfort, care and counselling to ensure Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) mothers have the critical information and support they need to address their individual immigration, medical, legal, employment, emotional and security issues. They provide access to emergency shelter, essential supplies, healthcare, education and justice. They also ensure abandoned and vulnerable children are protected and placed in a loving and stable family environment as quickly as possible.
 

PathFinders bridges social welfare gaps by:
 

  1.   Providing emergency shelter and essential supplies, including food, clothing and nappies
  2.   Ensuring undocumented babies and children are registered and obtain a birth certificate and passport
  3.   Intervening to protect children against abuse, neglect and abandonment
  4.   Advising mothers who choose adoption and assisting with a referral to adoption services
  5.   Offering assistance to mothers who decide to return to their home country
  6.   Assisting with employer negotiations to maintain employment
  7.   Supporting to secure immigration status
  8.   Referring to our partner, Equal Justice, for legal support and education
  9.   Establishing a permanency plan for every child to support finding a path to a bright future

Our 2019 Impact

104 children have a permanency plan in place 
91 children obtained a birth certificate
22 mothers and children improved their immigration status
32 women kept their job or found a new job
64 mothers returned to their home country
 
10 mothers and children removed from harm
3 children accessed adoption services
157 received legal support and education