Buablung Haus: Men’s Hostel – Lae
In 2007 City Mission was given the opportunity to purchase “Buablung Haus” from the Anglican Church. This is a 96 room, single bed hostel close to the Lae town centre. This has now become our main town centre Administrative Office and employs 18 PNG staff. We also accommodate up to 70 young men that have come through our Mission program and have now been assisted in locating permanent employment in the city. The centre is supervised by a Manager/Pastor who continues to provide for the spiritual needs of the working boys at night and on weekends. Buablung is also the recruiting area for many young men coming into the Mission program.
|Haus Clare: Children’s Orphanage – Lae
In 2005 the newspapers were full of news about young children that were falling victims to AIDS in PNG. There were several stories in the papers about children in the Highlands being buried alive by relatives because their parents had died of AIDS. In their superstition they were fearful of catching the disease. The AIDS epidemic was, by this time, very much on the rise in Lae and City Mission decided that it wanted to be part of the solution by providing a safe environment for the younger children.With the support of a major Australian donor, City Mission was able to locate and eventually purchase a woman’s boarding house in Lae in December 2007. This was renovated and tenants on the ground floor were moved upstairs to clear the ground floor for a new Children’s Crisis Centre.“Haus Clare,” which is named after the building donor’s wife, was officially opened in September 2008 and by then the first five children moved in. These were young children whose parents had died of AIDS and were being neglected by relatives or wantoks that they had been placed with.The Crisis Centre also accepts young children referred by the Women’s Support Centre and Doctors Without Borders at Angau Hospital who require crisis accommodation from time to time.
The children are happy and well cared for and most of them have been placed in school at Markham Roadd Primary School in Lae.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a critical topic around the world and especially in PNG right now. It has been estimated that up to 70% of girls and women in PNG have been victims of GBV.
In 2003 City Mission saw a human need that was not being met. In repose we purchased and renovated an old building on Ela Beach in POM to serve as a refuge for survivors in GBV, Several hundred women (often with their young children) find shelter, support, counseling and social services support at Haus Ruth. Read more about GBV here | Find out about Haus Ruth Programs here
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|Meri Seif Haus: Short-term immediate care GBV facility in Lae||6|
|New Life Children’s Crisis Centre: Port Moresby||7|
|Suambu Plantation: New Life Skills Training Centre: – Lae||8|