JEAME means “Jesus loves minors,” and for over 30 years MinistérioJEAME has brought the good news of Jesus’ love to at-risk children and youth on the streets of São Paulo, Brazil. JEAME reaches out to the homeless and those in prison and recovery. Through their work, JEAME sees lives transformed by the power of God.
JEAME works with children and youth living on the streets and at the state shelter Fundação CASA. They specialize in child advocacy, child well-being, poverty, homelessness, drug abuse recovery, and addiction training. The ministry offers children hot meals, a safe place, education, and a variety of outreach programs. JEAME ministers to teens in the prison system, reaching about 1,000 teens each week through their partnership with a government home for adolescents in trouble with the law. JEAME also sponsors Encounters With God, a four-day recovery program for youth who are undergoing drug treatment in recovery houses.