THE Jodie oSHEA CHILDREN FUND
Following the tragic Bali Bomb in 2002, Jodie O'Shea House was established. Like many child welfare organizations in Bali, not all aspects of Jodie O'Shea House operated smoothly. Some children who had loving parents were unnecessarily institutionalized, and there were distressing reports of abuse and potential mishandling of funds. Concerned by these revelations, we endeavoured to contact the management of Jodie O'Shea House.
In 2019, our foundation's management took charge of guiding the management team of Jodie O'Shea House. As a result, it was decided to permanently close Jodie O'Shea House as a Child Welfare Institution. Complying with government regulations that prohibit the institutionalization of children solely based on poverty or access to education (PERATURAN MENTERI SOSIAL REPUBLIK INDONESIA NOMOR: 30/HUK/2011), Jodie O'Shea's management, under our guidance and supervision since 2020, actively facilitated the reunification of children with their loving families.
As of December 1, 2022, Jodie O'Shea House (Yayasan Cinta Kasih Anak) officially merged with Yayasan Bali Bersih. Through our ongoing program, we extend support and empowerment to families of former Jodie O'Shea House clients, ensuring access to education. Additionally, this program aims to prevent the institutionalization of children, collaborating with other child welfare organizations to foster reunification and empowerment.