ongoing projects

CHARIS invites you to partner with her on the following projects:


Project Summary:

The intervention is aimed at providing basic mental health and psychosocial support for vulnerable teenage girls who are exposed to sexual molestations resulting to physical harm and traumatic experiences. It is aimed at providing wholistic prevention programs such as safe house, life skills development, educational aid/scholarship, legal aid, medical support and SYIPS for the affected teenagers and family members.


What We’ve Done So Far…

  • Debriefing and trauma healing sessions for the teenage girls.
  • Trauma healing sessions for the parents and significant others.
  • Ongoing one-on-one and group counselling for the girls and their families.

Summary of Planned Activities

  • Establishment of a half way home for teenagers where psychological and spiritual care and support can be accessed.
  • Continuous Individual trauma care sessions for parents and teenagers addressing underlining traumatic issues.
  • Ongoing discipleship and spiritual care.
  • Psychological testing and counseling for other related issues building resilience and coping mechanisms among parents and teenagers.
  • Carryout life skill coaching sessions for teenagers equipping them with decision making, problem solving, self-control, critical reasoning and assertive skills aimed at intercepting with negative life path trajectory.
  • Strengthening the family and parenting skills sessions helping parents address risk factors in the family, strengthen family bond, increase parent supportiveness, family communication, and parental involvement.
  • Educational Program aimed at increasing academic, cognitive, behavioral, and social skills among teenagers.
  • Legal aid and medical support to strengthen child protection, family reconciliation as well as attend to health-related issues from the molestation.
  • Institutional collaboration in providing/strengthening business skills among parents for improved family economic support and increased source of livelihood.
  • Reintegration into meaningful social structures like school, less vulnerable community

RESPONSE TO DRUGS INTERVENTION (redi) - Gindiri, lere & boto

Project Summary:

The Gindiri community and neighbouring localities (Lere & Boto) is affected by the adverse effect of problematic drug use. Assiduously, drug dependency had presented array of problems such as: family conflicts, increased rate of school drop-outs, academic difficulties, youth restiveness, decline in productivity and poverty as well as increased crime rate in the communities.

This project is aimed at establishing a community based response to drug problems faced by children, women and their significant others.


What We've Done So Far...

  • Community mapping and needs assessment.
  • Outreach to drug users in the Gindiri community.
  • Courtesy visit to community chief and other key influencers.
  • Training on DPTC: A UNODC Module aimed at sensitizing, and building the capacity of doctors from the Department of Community Medicine, University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos.
  • Collaboration and partnership between CHARIS and the Department of Community Medicine, JUTH.

Summary of Planned Activities

  • Continuous outreach to drug users & their significant others.
  • Sensitization on drugs, drug use, dependency, prevention, treatment & care (DPTC).
  • Establishment of safe spaces in the community.
  • Drug prevention education programme for young people.
  • Reintegration of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment at the comprehensive healthcare centre.
  • Training on UNODC TreatNET modules
  • Research
  • Training


Project Objectives:

To improve the quality of life of Children & Youths With Disability (CYWD) and to increase mental health wellness among CYWD, caregivers and
their families in Plateau State by 2023.


  • Prevention & Sensitization
  • Advocacy
  • Education for Children with disability
  • Livelihood Support
  • Provision of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
  • Training of Caregivers on Disability caregiving & Psychosocial Support
  • Research

Expected Outcomes

  • 100 CYWD, families and caregivers access improved quality care
    (education, livelihood & mental health and psychosocial support) by December, 2022.
  • Strengthened capacity of 100 caregivers in providing psychosocial support to CYWDs & families by end of 2022.
  • Increased level of awareness and stakeholders support on disability
    related issues among 50 key influencers in Gindiri & Jos North and South by December, 2022.