Family for a Child

Problem

Orphans and children who are deprived of parental care, attention, care, love and live in the state-run system 24/7, brought up in a collective environment, without an individual approach and a family model of upbringing, negatively affects their mental and physiological development. Such a boarding environment 24/7 forms a distorted picture of the future family life: the roles of father and mother in the educational process, family leisure, traditions of celebrating Ukrainian holidays, organization of family life and coziness, duties and responsibilities of parents.

Participants: children aged 6-17, pupils of residential institutions of the Ternopil region; guest families of Ternopil city and Ternopil region

Partners: Children's Service of the Ternopil Regional State Administration, district services for children, Ternopil city service for children, residential institutions of the Ternopil region

Solution: to form a positive idea about the traditions of celebrating holidays in the family, the culture of relationships in the family, family roles and family values; give a feeling of attention and care; promote the spread of family forms of raising children among the public.

What we do?

  • We conduct consultation work (interviews, questionnaires, meetings) with orphans and children deprived of parental care, employees of residential institutions, the children's service of the State Educational and Scientific Administration of Ukraine, the administration of education and science of the State Administration of Ukraine, regarding the implementation of the "Invite a child from a boarding school into a family" program
  • We create and distribute social advertising in the city and region (newspapers, television, social networks, radio)
  • We are forming lists of children and potential family candidates who have expressed a desire to participate in the Program
  • We conduct consultation work with participants-families who have collected the necessary package of documents and filled out the Candidate Questionnaire
  • We carry out mutual selection of children according to age characteristics
  • We organize the establishment of the first contact (meeting) of the child with the family on the territory of the residential institution
  • We support families and children during their participation in the Program
  • Summing up and analyzing the results of the Program (through feedback from children, families, the administration of the boarding school)
  • We raise charitable funds to improve the living conditions of children living in foster families, family-type homes
  • We participate in conferences, round tables and television programs with the aim of popularizing family forms of raising children and finding effective mechanisms for helping children


Category News

12 January 2022
Giving a Family Atmosphere on Holidays, instead of an orphanage
During New Year and Christmas holidays in Ukraine, ten orphans, the pupils of Ternopil orphanage and Berezhany lyceum, spent an unforgettable time in the family circle of caring people who took part in the Foundation's Program “Host a Child in Family for Holidays”
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09 November 2020
A Prayer Day for Orphans
On November 8th, Ukrainian Day of Prayer for Orphans is a day on which believers from various Christian Churches around the world pray to God for protection, blessings and happy families for all orphans and children deprived of parental care, as well as for God's grace for those who accept and raise them in their families.
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01 October 2020
Helping with opening a new Foster Family!
Every child in our Ukraine has the right to grow up in a loving family, instead of an orphanage boarding school. We had the opportunity to share a piece of goodness with the Humenyuk family, who opened their hearts to help orphans and children deprived of parental love. They dared to create a family type home in the village of Velyka Berezovytsia, Ternopil district for ten children.
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