Who Are These Kids?
At Risk Kids In Eastern Europe:
Children that fall into multiple life and situational categories are vulnerable to illness, trauma, hopelessness and exploitation that will permanently damage or hinder them from reaching their full potential. These kids are "AT-RISK" of being lost forever if people like you and organizations like ours don't partner together to rescue them before it's too late.
Our teams, programs, facilities and partnerships address all of the needs of these children in various ways. Your choice to join us could save a life and change the future for an entire generation of kids who are waiting for you.
The broad categories that create the highest risk can be demonstrated in the acronym O.R.P.H.A.N.S.
These are the at-risk kids in Eastern Europe:
O. Orphans and Social Orphans. Social orphans are those kids who have been removed from their families because of severe or repeated abuse, neglect or exploitation. They are now wards of the state and need families.
R. Refugee children and their families fleeing from the conflict zones. 4.4 million people have been displaced because of the war in Ukraine . . . almost 2 million of these are children.
P. Poverty-stricken and underprivileged kids.
H. Human Trafficking victims and kids targeted by traffickers.
A. Abused children - physically, emotionally and sexually.
N. Neglected children - kids who are suffering because they have been left to fend for themselves without supervision, shelter or provision.
S. Street children - homeless and runaway kids who roam the streets and cities trying to survive.