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We have several programs underway! Find out more about:
First Apartment Kit
Local Community Transitional Center (LCTC)
LCTC Residential Program
LCTC Non-Residential Training Center

 

First Apartment Kit


The First Apartment Kit program provides orphans with rent, furnishings, and remodeling for their first apartments upon graduating. Learn more


Definition of long-term success:
The graduating orphans would not end up on a street, but have the opportunity to have a place to live and focus on getting an education and finding a job.
Definition of short-term success:
Graduated orphans will receive a “first apartment kit” that will help them with independent living. It will include household necessities, such as kitchen appliances, pots and pans, utensils, bed sheets, towels, etc. When we get more funding, we would like to be able to pay for rent, any remodeling, and furnishing.
Success monitored by:
We will start by working with our partner Embrace in the U.S. as well as several partners in Ukraine and Russia. All partners abroad are U.S. based 501 (c) (3) organizations, with whom we have a trusting relationship. We will be monitoring success based on the periodic reports from our partners. As soon as the orphans receive their kit, we will receive the report of their names, pictures, addresses and contact info.

 

Local Community Transitional Center (LCTC)

Major components of LCTC:

                 

Non-Residential Training Program

Non-residential program is designed to provide transitional training starting at the age of 10-12. The training center will be equipped with classrooms and computer labs. It will offer vocational and life skills training. It also will offer access to psychological therapy to deal with issues of abandonment, rejection, learning disabilities, alcohol syndrome, and other traumas from the past. Learn more
Non-Residential Training Program has additional benefits:


Definition of long-term success:
Because of abuse, rejection and abandonment issues incurred, sometimes by the time orphans graduate from orphanages they lose motivation and hope to succeed in life. When we start the process of teaching them life skills earlier, they are going to be more prepared to go on their own by the time they graduate.
Definition of short-term success:
They orphans will know there is option for them - to become somebody instead of adding to the stream of prostitution, crime, suicide or drug/alcohol abuse.

 

LCTC Residential Program

LCTC Residential Program is available to teens exiting the orphanage system with no place to go to. This program offers orphans help with a place to live, education, dealing with past issues, and learning life skills. Orphans should apply to the program and commit to meeting its requirements. Learn more

OrphansLink will recruit orphans to participate in the LCTC Residential Program as well as will recruit families to serve as guardians. Emancipated orphans will have the opportunity to live at home with the guardian family and learn principles of household, financial management, cooking and life skills. They will have access to therapy to address issues from their past. OrphansLink will help them obtain scholarships to college or obtain vocational training. We will help with job placement by engaging local businesses to secure jobs. We will collaborate with other non-profits and governmental intervention programs dealing with issues of drug and alcohol abuse and helping single mothers.  The conservative cost of this program is on average $120,000-150,000 per year per location. This program accommodates 12-20 graduates per year.


Definition of long-term success:
Orphans who grew up in orphanages will obtain skills and develop a foundation for independent living based on support they receive and based on family guardians modeling for them.
Definition of short-term success:
Reduced statistics of crime, prostitution and suicide.
Evidence of success:
The graduates are able to attend college, have jobs and have the opportunity to become successful in life.


HURDLES
When orphans reach 16 or 18 years of age and are leaving the orphanage,
they are difficult to locate,
in many instances they have lost any motivation or faith in pursuing a better life and
unwilling to join some program that calls for more rules because the orphans were looking forward to their “independence” upon graduation

 

 

 

 

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