Mommies’ Club

Last month we began a bi-weekly club for expecting and young mothers, inviting girls who have graduated from the orphanage in the past few years.

These young girls are beautiful, alone, and scared about the future. Most of them are still enrolled in trade school and receiving stipends, however that may change when they have a baby. We love providing an evening of fun, encouragement, food, and training for them, so they can not only face tomorrow with confidence and hope, but know they are not alone.

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A week ago orphanages had a Fall break and we were asked if we could think of a small one day program for a group of orphans from Matveevka. We said yes!….

Lat month we went to Matveevka orphanage and met with the Director, Larisa Konstantinovna. We told her that two of her last year graduates, Oksana and Sasha, are now living at our group homes in Zaporozhye. She was very happy to hear that and said that group homes is a great idea to help orphanage graduates to socialize.

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School Vacation at New Hope Center’s Group Homes

Recently we had the privilege of hosting four kids from one of the local orphanages over their school vacation.

They lived in our group homes, relaxing, playing, taking turns cooking and cleaning along with everyone else, and experiencing what it’s like to live in “our family” for nine days.

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