Project Spotlight: Helping Orphans and Needy Children in the FSU
The Fellowship | March 12, 2019
So many Jewish children live in poverty and despair in the former Soviet Union (FSU). The most vulnerable are children who have been orphaned or come from homes filled with abuse or neglect. Without help, most of these children won’t survive.
This is why The Fellowship is committed to rescuing orphaned and abused children through our Fellowship-sponsored orphanages across the FSU. Each child has his or her own story, but far too frequently these stories include alcoholic, abusive, or mentally ill parents. In addition, these children often suffer from illnesses caused by neglect.
We immediately give the children we rescue a safe place to call home, as well as food, clothing, Jewish schooling, and personal attention from caring teachers, doctors, and mental health professionals.
After experiencing severe neglect, these children make inspiring recoveries, learning to have fun, grow, and dream. Children who were once withdrawn begin to open up and explore all that life has to offer. For the first time in their lives, they discover love, friendship, and stability; they begin to connect with others and find their talents.
The Fellowship feels privileged to provide Jewish children in need with fun-filled summer camps, extra-curricular activities, medical assistance, and hot meals.