Orphan's Hope Ukraine is working with
many orphans on in government orphanages, bringing
love and working to give them a future with hope. The typical
orphanages shelter about 250 children, who face great
challenges. These children have a tremendous vacuum, missing the love
and care of a family. Here is how Orphan's Hope impacted one
young person's life.
Our focus is currently on orphanages located in
the Kiev region.
Typically about 20% are orphans whose parents died and 80%
of the children are social orphans.
Social orphans come from abandonment, abuse, and violence, with parents who were drug addicts or alcoholics.
The stories are tragic.
We also have an emphasis on going out to
churches all over Ukraine on weekends and promoting adoption and
foster care, to get the children into loving families and out of
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The cost to the life of an
orphan in orphanages is hard to grasp unless you experience
it firsthand and realize the needs of the children.
You can start to appreciate the depth of their needs,
the hurt, and often despair, when you understand that
an estimated 10% of these children commit suicide after leaving
the orphanage (at fifteen or sixteen years old) and before
their eighteenth birthday 60% of the girls end up
in prostitution, and 70% of the boys in crime.
If only you could see how beautiful and normal these
kids are in so many ways, the impact of loss beyond
their control, and the power we have to make a real difference
for them. The more time you spend with them, the more
you love them and have compassion for them.
Showers for the children come once a week, and all they
have in the world could fit in a small drawer if they only
had one. People who should protect you commonly steal
what is given to help you. Add to this loneliness, a deep sense of rejection, and
the lack of adults with much time for you or to be a model in the normal things of
You can see the tip of the iceberg
in the young
teenagers who are pushed into the world, unprepared
for life and often hurting. They often donít know
how to do basic things like tell time, cook, shop,
budget, bank, or even use a fork and knife. Without
love, real help, and the light of Christ in their lives,
they become tragic statistics ravaged
by the corruption of the world and sin. We have
seen how we can make a real difference together,
and are giving our lives to love these children.
Can you help us?
The purpose of Orphanís Hope Ukraine is to give
these children real hope and a better life. During
the years we have been working with these children
we have achieved remarkable results, in the face of
the face of the many challenges.
Weekdays our staff are
working in the orphanages loving the children,
providing humanitarian assistance, tutoring,
counseling, offering camps, special programs, and
We have a
transiton home where Orphans are fostered and
those who have just left the orphanages,
are mentored and helped to make the transition.
We also teach practical life skills and character
development in the orphanage.
OH computers classes
have helped develop children
intellectually, as well as give practical skills.
OH summer camps are the highlight of the year
for many orphans, which God uses in wonderful
ways to help them grow.
Children are taken to homes on weekends to experience
family life and give
them chance to know the love and example there.
On Sundays we take them to childrenís church
where they can hear Godís Word and
learn more about Jesus.
OH staff build close, one-on-one mentoring
relationships with children.
These relationships allow us to meet both
basic and deeper
needs, and better prepare them
to have a successful life at those who love God
and please Him.
Orphanís Hope has a great team working in the
Ukraine, with a passion to see these beautiful
childrenís lives saved from tragic ends. Can you
help us? Any help you can give will be used to
make the greatest difference possible.