RussiaWhen the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, its shaky orphan care system also fell. Alcohol consumption increased to 10 times the U.S. level. The instances of divorce also climbed, along with the HIV-infection rate, which is now one of the highest in the world. Currently, there are over 600,000 children in the orphanage system and hundreds of thousands more living in the streets. The goal of Orphan Outreach in Russia is to assist the orphan graduates in moving towards a successful independent life and providing for their needs. The ministry focus is on orphan graduates who are leaving the orphanage system. Orphan Outreach provides support and brings teams to assist with needs that the graduates or orphanages may have. Read below to learn more about our primary programs.
Outreach ProgramsThe Russia team visit the orphanages with volunteers to offer hope and mentoring to the children and graduates. They assist in training and equipping those who are serving orphans and orphan graduates throughout the Leningrad region and in St. Petersburg to reach out to the children and develop meaningful and long-lasting relationships with them. Short-term mission teams provide humanitarian aid and additional outreach to the children in the orphanages supported by the outreach programs.
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