Ministry to Ukraine’s Orphans
Abandoned Babies (newborn – 3 years old)
Children abandoned at this young age remain in the hospital until the paperwork is completed. They then go into the system and can be transferred to a more permanent home or facility. They often receive very little care or nurturing that is vital for their health and development.
True Hope provides diapers, vitamins and legal help with paperwork. We also go in to hold, love on and pray for these children to know the embrace of their Father and find forever families.
Kids and Teens (3-16 years old)
Children living in boarding schools, rehabilitation centers and orphanages are looked after by underpaid and overworked staff. While their basic needs are met, they lack the love and attention that only a family can give. Many fall behind in their studies and aren’t taught the basic skills of cooking, cleaning, and budgeting leaving them unprepared for independent living.
These kids desire relationship and someone to look up to. Besides helping with physical needs, with regular visits we have the opportunity to build these relationships and be a consistent voice of hope and positive influence in their lives.
Young Adults (14+)
Aged-out orphans live in fear of what tomorrow might bring. After graduation they go on to study in technical and trade schools while living in unsupervised dormitories. With their new freedom and lack of guidance and support they often end up in difficult situations, or make bad decisions which leave them homeless, penniless and vulnerable to crime and sex trafficking.
We work to house, mentor, counsel and educate these young adults so that they have a chance of a bright and hopeful future. Our legal team also serves to restore identities that were lost when they were abandoned and important documents that secure any inheritances.
Disabled Children and Adults
Like orphans, people with disabilities are not valued in Ukraine’s society. They are placed in dilapidated facilities on the edge of the city where they receive minimum care.
We visit these homes with songs, smiles, crafts and special treats so that the residents will know they are not forgotten. We also help with adult diapers and medical supplies.