Family Care for Orphans in Transition
Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Many of Ukraine's older orphans are lost to crime, sex trades, or suicide. But there is hope.

Last Bell provides long-term family care for orphans in transition from orphanage life to independence. Our field: the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine.

Orphanage life is tough. But what happens to a young teenager when he or she ages out of the orphanage system?

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We have three major programs that serve orphanage graduates in the Zhytomyr region.

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Challenges for Graduates

windowOrphans often suffer emotional and psychological problems due to childhood neglect, abuse, and institutionalization. They lack the relationships they needed, as human beings created in God’s image. Neglect and abuse in childhood can cause attachment disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning disabilities, and many other problems.

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