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Faderhuset arbetar inte bara med gatubarn utan arbetar även med familjer i kris, att hjälpa ungdomar ut i vuxen livet efter att dom tex förlorat sina föräldrar.
Faderhuset arbetar med minst 8 olika projekt/centra för barn och återuppbyggnad av familjer.
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Delivering help and support to orphans and children deprived of parental care is central to the Father’s House mission. Too often, these are children are living in environments characterised by poverty, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, unemployment, and little or no parental skills. These issues are exacerbated by insufficient government response and lack of initiative for developing the capacity of the family.
We opened our Centre for Socio-psychological Rehabilitation in 2001 and have since supported over 400 children through difficult circumstances. We run programs which help them develop their individual talents, prepare them for adoption or for reunification with their biological family, and educate them for and guide them into independent life.
The aim of the Mother and Child Together Centre is to provide expectant and new mothers for childbirth and parenthood. In doing so, we aim to reduce rates of child abandonment and facilitate social integration for women and children in challenging situations.
At the Centre, we create an environment that resembles the family home as closely as possible, and invite pregnant women and women with young children to stay for an agreed period of time. We teach parenting skills, build foundational knowledge of child development, a nurture the relationship between mother and child through communication and play.
The Mother and Child Together Centre has been operating since 2012 and has successfully delivered support to 26 families.
The New Family Centre promotes and facilitates the adoption of orphaned children into new families. We source potential adoptive parents for our database, provide practical assistance in the adoption process, and provide new parents with educational materials, teaching manuals, workshops and family bonding camps. The New Family Centre is a place for assistance and support to families who have adopted a child, and as such is an effective mechanism for spreading the positive experience of adoption.
Treasure Island acts as a transition zone between life on the streets and the social care system. In May of each year, a group of volunteers arrives to construct accommodation and facilities, and to plan a list of leisure activities. Upon arrival, children are organized into groups of 5 and assigned a supervisor who oversees their activities and welfare around the clock.
The children soon settle into a routine that closely resembles a normal and secure way of life, from regular mealtimes and washing every day, to engaging in leisure activities and building relationships with one another. The camp leaders run games, competitions, and discussions, as well as educational activities such as cooking, theatre and arts and crafts.
Give a child the chance to see the summer
Father’s House was founded on the Christian ethic for compassion, kindness and empathy. We believe that spiritual nourishment is a vital part of the rehabilitation process, for its ability to foster self-worth and human connection. With this in mind, Project Boomerang was launched in 2012 with the aim of providing a spiritual basis to the children of the Father’s House programs.
The Project brings children and adults together in a friendly and safe atmosphere to learn about the beauty and perfection of God’s love. We hold discussion aimed at helping children to realise their individual creativity and talent, set personal goals for their future and bolster their confidence in themselves.
One of the most important tasks of Father’s House is to prepare young people who have lost parental care for an independent and integrated life in their community. There is a significant lack of support and housing for teenagers deprived of parental care and those leaving state institutions. The aim of our Youth Centre, Step to Independence, is to provide young people with the space and support needed to form essential skills, set goals for the future and make the decisions that will shape their lives.
Our social workers engage with participants in workshops and discussions about education, career choices, relationships and general life organization.
The importance of family life is central to the Father’s House approach. While we know that no orphanage or care facility can fully compensate for the lack of a family in a child’s life, we strive to surround the children we support with everything a family embodies: unconditional love, guidance and a positive example.
In the Kyiv region alone, there are over 1 200 parentless children living in institutions. We are based in this region, but welcome children from all over the country to benefit from the support and guidance offered by our Family Care centre, My Family. We bring together social workers, parents and children in order to emulate and provide an example of a loving family based on Christian family principles. Children are able to build relationships with caring adults, receive socio-psychological support and, as they grow older, participate in discussions about their future choices.