CRANE was founded in 2003 and officially registered in 2004, by a small number of Christian organisations who were working in Kampala to rescue children from the streets and from abuse. They wanted a forum where they could share learning, pray, engage and plan together. Their desire was to make a bigger impact in the city as they worked together than they would have been able to do by working in isolation. Sixteen years on, hundreds of thousands of children, across multiple categories have been supported, nurtured, encouraged and helped to grow. They have been cared for by the hundreds of organisations and churches that have worked together. Many of these children have also benefited from joint initiatives that the network secretariat has worked on with the members.
A network of organisations, schools, and churches providing community reintegration services, cash assistance, family reunification, counseling, and life skills training to male and female victims below 18 years and their families. CRANE also provides transport back home and referral network
places for temporary shelter