Children
 Ukraine
Project #13047

Vital Emergency Fostering for Children in Ukraine

by Partnership for Every Child
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Summary

The project offers short-term fostering for children temporary left without care. 83 children have already benefited from this service. They were provided with loving family environment, care and rehabilitation and, most importantly, avoided Soviet-type residential institutions. Thanks to your support we could make this possible. Together we are not only changing separate lives. We are changing the very system of alternative care in Ukraine, pushing it to meet best interests of a child.
$12,000
total goal
$3,819
remaining
75
donors
2
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Due to poverty, child abuse or parental substance misuse children are getting temporarily removed from their families. There is no comprehensive understanding of short-term fostering in Ukraine. Usually, when social services identify a challenge to child's well-being, he/she is placed in an institution, which is an unwishful and damaging measure. At the same time, the biological families crises remain unresolved and 9 out of 10 children stay in residential care much longer than intended.

Solution

Emergency fostering we offer includes 4 interrelated streams of activity: 1)immediate care for a child by emergency foster parents; 2)support services for biological families (to resollve crises causing child removal); 3)work on improvement of parental capacity; 4)training of social workers working with children and emergency foster carers. We support 7 emergency foster families, recruit and train potential ones. We aim to spread this service to as many regions of Ukraine as possible by 2021.

Long-Term Impact

This project is a pioneering opportunity to ensure that vulnerable children remain in family care at all times and avoid traumas of institualisation. It gives biological parents an opportunity to strengthen their capacity to raise and develop their children in the future. Our vision is for this model to become a national-level network of emergency foster carers and replace the old outdated approaches to temporary alternative care.

Resources

http:/​/​www.p4ec.org.ua
On the 1st emergency foster family in Ukraine
Recruiting campaign for short-term foster families

Organization Information

Partnership for Every Child

Location: Kyiv, N/A - Ukraine
Website: http:/​/​www.p4ec.org.ua
Project Leader:
Vasylyna Dybaylo
Kyiv, Kyiv Ukraine
2016 Year End Campaign
Time left to give
$8,181 raised of $12,000 goal
 
206 donations
$3,819 to go
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