Social Rehabilitation Center “Key to Life”
The piece of property was bought in 2016 through funds donated by the public and renovated through a UNDP grant in 2018.
This center provides social rehabilitation services which are aimed at increasing social interaction, and arranging conditions for promoting acceptance and adjustment of young adults to live independently in the community while preparing for their transition to adulthood. The primary goals of this program are to promote well-being, social skills, financial stability, sexual health and self-sufficiency.
Young people who apply for this program are matched with a dedicated Independent Living specialist who guides them through planning for college and/or employment, setting budgets, saving for their future and maintaining a home. Staff meets with youth in this program regularly to check-in on their progress and reassess their goals for the future. Together, we support and guide these young people as they define and achieve their own successes.
‘Key to Life’ Independent Living program provides extra support to young people while we equip them to live on their own, help them accumulate savings and prepare them for the transition to a self-sufficient, happy adulthood.
Our Results: Independent Living Program
- We helped 80 teenagers since 2008 as part of Independent Living Program
- We worked with 30 teens at risk in 2018
- 15 teenage girls successfully graduated seamstress training as certified professionals
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Foster Care Program
Foster care program is specifically designed to serve children who require intensive services as a result of behavioral, medical or parenting needs. We pride in it because of our track record of excellence in matching kids with the right families and the right care.
When it is determine that a child is unsafe or in need of a family we establish a team of our social workers, family workers and connect them with a trained foster family who provides therapeutic support from the start.
Our teams make regular visits to the foster home. We monitor the child’s progress through ongoing case management, manage referrals to any outside services and provide ongoing training and support to the foster family. Together, we ensure the child’s safety and offer the support, patience and guidance kids need.
There is always a need for more foster parents in Transnistria. Heart4orphans offers training, guidance and support for prospective foster parents as they go through the application process. Due to the varying needs of Heart4orphans’s children and youth, we provide specialized, ongoing training for our foster parents. By equipping foster families to best care for the children and teens we serve, we ensure that foster kids get the care that they need.
Our Results: Foster Care Program
- Since 2006 we provided 100 children with safe, loving foster homes
- In 2018 we accompany 25 foster families with 55 children
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