To enhance human rights in Ukraine, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s focus on orphans is intended to communicate the need to support and improve the lives of people in this important sector of society.
Through an open exchange of information from corporate, government, educational and non-profit entities, as well as from private citizens, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation wishes to inform as well as advocate for positive change affecting orphans and orphanages.
The information below serves as an informational resource which will grow over time. We hope that you will find it of value.
1) Comprehensive Lists of Orphanages in Ukraine
2) Ukrainian Humanitarian Organizations
- An Orphan Smiles
- Do Good, Ukraine! (Russian) (Facebook page >)
- Haven Bridge (Zaporozhya)
- Ternopil Regional Charity Foundation
- (booklet: http://www.orphansfuture.org/resources/booklet_web.pdf)
- Ukrainian Humanitarian Initiative
- Vzglyad (Russian)
- Happy Child
- With Heart to Good Deeds
- Orphans Care Center
3) U.S. Organizations Focusing on Ukrainian Orphanages/Adoption
- An Orphan’s Bright Star
- Life2orphans (list of supported orphanages in Ukraine)
- Orphans’ Aid Society for Ukraine
- UCARE, Inc. (Ukrainian Children’s Aid and Relief Effort, Inc.)
- Ukraine Orphan Outreach
- United Orphaned Children’s Fund of Pennsylvania
- Yeladim.org (Jewish)
- World Orphan Project
- Maya's Hope
- Orphan's Hope
- Mercy Projects
- Pilgrim Orphanage Foundation
- Last Bell Ministries
- Ukraine Little League Baseball
4) European and Canadian Organizations
5) Global Organizations With Projects In Ukraine
6) Religious Orphanages
- Tikva Children Home, Odessa
- Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS
- Christian Foundations/Missions (working in partnership with Ukrainian orphanages):
- Music Mission Kiev
7) Articles, Books, and Videos
- Lough, Benjamin. “Rise and demise of orphanages in Ukraine” European Journal of Social Work, Vol. 6 Issue 1 April 2003 pp. 49-63
- Ruben Gallego, "White on Black"
- Human Rights Watch, "Abandoned to the State"
- Better Care Network, "Effects of Institutional Care" (Powerpoint)
- Disability Rights International, "No Way Home"
- Kate Blewett of True Vision TV, "Ukraine's Forgotten Children" (video)
- Philps, Alan and Lahutsky, John, "The Boy From Baby House 10"
- Amanda Thorstad, Reflections on Kalinovka
8) Media on Orphanages and Foundations in Ukraine
- "A Great Tragedy" (film about Orphanages in Ukraine, press release)
- Every Child Ukraine
- Street Children in Ukraine
- World News “Ukraine Orphans”
- Назустріч мрії (Ukrainian art/talent festival for orphans)
9) Special U.S.-Ukraine Foundation Features
- Ukraine Orphans Advisory Council
- Amanda Thorstad Named Coordinator for Orphans in Ukraine
- Forgotten Victims Series
DARYA TRUSHKINA, USUF EXTERN, INTERVIEWED BY VOICE OF AMERICA
REGARDING UKRAINE'S ORPHANS
September 4, 2009, Washington, DC
Ms. Trushkina, a Muskie fellow from Ukraine, recently earned her Master Degree in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.
She is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's Ukraine Orphanage Advisory Council.
Watch the video in Ukrainian:
VIDEO ON ORPHANS IN UKRAINE
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A presentation at the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
July 9, 2009
Ukrainian Orphans' Plight: Education in “Internaty” and Its Implications
Presented by: Alla Korzh, who holds a Master's Degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education, and is presently working towards an Ed.D. in International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University
A Social Safety Net For Orphans in Ukraine - Orphans’ Aid Society for Ukraine
Presented by George Nesterczuk, Board Member of OAS
Introduction by John A. Kun, VP - U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
A Case Study of the Ukrainian Orphanage System: Myths and Reality
By Darya Trushkina, USUF Extern
August 26, 2009