ICC Milestones

1993

International China Concern (ICC) is established

International China Concern (ICC) is established

David Gotts visits the Nanning Welfare Centre for the first time. International China Concern (ICC) is established. First short-term volunteer team from overseas countries goes to Nanning in Guangxi.

 

1994

Volunteer team moves to Changsha

Volunteer team moves to Changsha

Nanning denies access for future visits. Second short-term volunteer team goes to Changsha in Hunan Province instead.

1995

Building offered by Chinese Government

Building offered by Chinese Government

ICC is offered a building by the Chinese government to be renovated into a long-term care centre (Oasis House).

1996

Beginning of “Hand-in-Hand” Sponsorship Programme

Beginning of “Hand-in-Hand” Sponsorship Programme

Renovations begin on Oasis House with assistance from Mobile Mission Maintenance Team (MMM International). First, long-term volunteer team moves in to recruit and train local caregivers. “Hand-in-Hand” Sponsorship Programme begins. Training programs developed for staff and caregivers.

1997

Opening of Oasis House

Opening of Oasis House

ICC opens its first care centre and home, Oasis House, in Changsha to provide a home for 40 children. ICC establishes a Social Welfare Training Centre.

1998

Hope House in Plan

Hope House in Plan

Plans begin for opening Hope House in Changsha as demand for space continues to grow.

1999

Hope House Opens!

Hope House Opens!

ICC opens Hope House with room for more than 60 children.

2004

Eyes on Hengyang

Eyes on Hengyang

ICC looks at the city of Hengyang as a possible location for expansion.

Changsha Community-Based Group Homes Open

Changsha Community-Based Group Homes Open

ICC begins preparing and moving children into Community-based Group Homes as Oasis House and Hope House are closed to make way for a new Government Welfare Centre building.

2005

Commencement of Hengyang Project!

Commencement of Hengyang Project!

The Hengyang Spring Project formally commenced and registered as the Spring Service Centre.

2006

Hengyang Group Homes Open

Hengyang Group Homes Open

Hengyang girls “family-style” group homes opened.

2007

Rainbow Disabled Children’s Services Centre

Rainbow Disabled Children’s Services Centre

Rainbow Disabled Children’s Services Centre is registered in Changsha.

2008

Community Outreach Project Starts In Changsha

Community Outreach Project Starts In Changsha

Opening of the new Lighthouse Children’s Centre in Changsha. Hengyang infant/toddler unit opened. Community Outreach Project commenced in Changsha.

Home For Independent Youth

Home For Independent Youth

Canaan Home is opened for young adults who are able to live independently in Changsha.

2010

Sanmenxia Project

Sanmenxia Project

Sanmenxia Project established in a new 50/50 partnership with the local government in Sanmenxia, Henan Province.

Second Location for Community Outreach

Second Location for Community Outreach

A second Community Outreach Project location established in Changsha.

2012

Rich Hubbard Community Group Homes

Rich Hubbard Community Group Homes

The Rich Hubbard Community Group Homes opened in Hengyang.

2013

20th Anniversary!

20th Anniversary!

ICC celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2014

Hengyang Spring Project Relocation

Hengyang Spring Project Relocation

The Hengyang Spring Project moves into a specially-built 5-storey Children’s Care Centre to make room for 20 group homes for 160 children and young adults.

2016

Rosy Dawn Home

Rosy Dawn Home

A new Community Group Home is opened in Changsha for 7 young ladies – “Rosy Dawn Home”.

2017

Home of Everlasting Love

Home of Everlasting Love

A new Community Group Home is opened in Changsha for 7 young men – “Home of Everlasting Love”.

2018

ICC’s participation in the Sanmenxia Project comes to an end

ICC’s participation in the Sanmenxia Project comes to an end

We leave with a sense of satisfaction that ICC’s core concepts of individualized care, therapy and special education have been embraced by the welfare centre.

Community Outreach Project Relocation

Community Outreach Project Relocation

Community Outreach Project is moved to a new location and plans for mobile services to families are initiated.

Re-Developing Lighthouse Children’s Centre

Re-Developing Lighthouse Children’s Centre

Plans begin for renovating and re-developing Lighthouse Children’s Centre in Changsha into an integrated specialist services centre.

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