Caroline Towett
Ag. CEO/Secretary to the Board

SFRTF was established on 11th March 2003 through Kenya Gazette Notice No. 1558 to address the concerns of all homeless, destitute and vulnerable people in urban areas. It was registered as a body corporate under cap 164 Trustees (Perpetual Succession) Act in August 2010.

The Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund has been tasked with the responsibility of coordinating all activities related to the rehabilitation and empowerment of persons living and/or working in the streets. Consequently, the Trust Fund implements rehabilitation programmes that will lead to realization of a country free of street families is in line with the Constitution of Kenya, the country’s long term development blue print of the Kenya Vision 2030 and the international commitments which Kenya is a signatory that include the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, among others.

The Trust Fund remains fully committed to the realization of a country free of street families ensuring that street persons are rescued with dignity, placed under rehabilitation programmes and ultimately reintegrated back to the community armed with skills to ensure they re self reliant.

A national census of street families has been conducted to provide data on street families which is crucial for planning, budgeting, policy and decision making. The census, which was conducted in the urban areas of the forty-seven (47) counties, was spearheaded by the Trust Fund and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics in conjunction with the Technical Working Committee.

The Trust Fund has embarked on development of a national policy on rehabilitation of street families.  This will provide guidelines on how to address the plight of street families in an effort to realize a county free of street families.  The policy focuses on harmonizing and standardization of programme designs and implementation for sustainability and impact.

Caroline Towett