Cape Coast, Ghana is located in the Central Region of Ghana, with a population of roughly 170,000 people. From the outside, Cape Coast is surrounded with beauty. It sits along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, with resort-style scenery all around the visual landscape. However, from the inside, the streets of Cape Coast embody oppression, poverty and dark sins of idol worship amongst heavy drug use and sexual deviance. Our work in Cape Coast started in 2009, while using the game of basketball to reach out to youth. It now has developed into a few different needs-specific ministries.
In August of 2014, we began to reach out to men in the city who have fallen into habitual drug use. After a trip to Cape Coast in August of 2015 we knew more had to be done and as a result established a drug rehabilitation and discipleship center. This is where we help to take in victims of drug & alcohol abuse. Over a six-month period of time we are committed to providing a safe place for those willing to become sober and to reform their lives. In the midst, we disciple them and teach them to lean on the truths of the Gospel. Upon completion of the program, we provide each individual with a small business grant that will help them start a business in the Cape Coast area.
In June of 2015, Acts 2 Collective sent two volunteers to work alongside our team at the Drug Rehabilitation Center. During their time in Cape Coast, they discovered sex trafficking and forced prostitution had become a huge problem, and they felt called to do something. In August of 2015, Acts 2 Collective opened up a small home in Cape Coast, Ghana. This is a place where some of the most vulnerable women caught in prostitution can come, be cared for, and receive help to get them back on their feet.