In Ukraine, many children in state care still grow up in orphanages, isolated from their culture. When the last bell rings for graduation, teenage orphans enter a bewildering world alone, with minimal life skills and no one to love or support them.
In the city of Zhytomyr, two hours west of Kyiv, Last Bell meets these young people in their deep need. During the present crisis, we’re helping youth and families evacuate, supporting them logistically, collecting and distributing humanitarian aid, and continuing to mentor and encourage all our orphaned youth and families at home and abroad.
In our most recent Impact Report, learn how Last Bell’s model of long-term, reparative relationships and practical help is transforming the lives of orphanage graduates in Zhytomyr.
It’s difficult to find reliable statistics on Ukrainian orphans, who are considered “throwaway kids” by society. Even our most conservative estimates describe a bleak outcome. Without intervention…
Are Chronically Unable to Find Work
Boys Enter a Habitual Rotation Between Crime and Prison
Orphan Girls are Sexually Exploited
Commit Suicide by Age 18
Our youth and Last Bell staff need your prayers and intercession. We would love for you to join our faithful prayer team!