In Ukraine, many children in state care still grow up in orphanages, isolated from their culture. When they graduate, teenage orphans are alone in a bewildering world, 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. Building on a foundation of long-term mentorship and love, we offer orphanage graduates practical help with education, vocation, housing, relationships, and raising children. In everything we share the love of Jesus. As a result of Last Bell's intervention, our young men and women are thriving and ending the generational orphan cycle.
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!