Our History

“Friends of Sheltered Children In Kenya” (FOSCIK), began in March 2003. Its first mission was to have Deacon Willie McLaughlin return to Kenya, Africa for 23 days. The mission was to receive and distribute 2,000 Bibles that had been raised for a mission project.

During his stay he toured the Shelter Children Rehabilitation Center of Simba Village in Ngong Town Hills. So moved by the conditions of the shelter and the children who reside there, he decided to assist in sponsoring 13 children, including a little boy who had been abandoned and left in the bush.

Deacon Willie McLaughlin returned to the U.S. with an extended mission. To seek sponsorship for the remaining children who resides at the Shelter Children Rehabilitation Center in Ngong Town. Thus, continuing the mission to help children shelters of Africa.

At one time, FOSCIK assisted four shelters in Kenya, Africa.

FOSCIK has provided medical assistance, shipped and carried school supplies and clothing. We have assisted in bringing clean water for the shelter children to drink, purchased land to build a new children’s shelter and church.

In the year 2005, FOSCIK started a seven year project to take control of its own orphaned shelter and outreach program. The FOSCIK mission was to set up income generating projects so that the shelter could operate itself from income earned from these projects.

In 2015 FOSCIK transitioned from the primary functions of this children’s shelter.

FOSCIK also assists battered women and children, homeless, substance abuse shelters and senior citizens homes in the Chicagoland area of the United States.


Psalm 41;1-2 Blessed is he that considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth; and thou will not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.