Forever Homes for Armenian Orphans

by Friends of Warm Hearth, Inc. Vetted since 2006 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Our project provides forever homes to Armenian orphans with diverse abilities and mental illnesses who are over the age of 18. We offer them an alternative to the former-Soviet psychiatric institutions.

$75,000
total goal
$23,397
remaining
382
donors
1
monthly donor
11
years

Challenge

"Warm Hearth is not a project; it's a home," says founder, "that's sustained by the faces of our residents and the harsh fate that awaited them if something was not done." We serve Armenian orphans with diverse abilities who are destined for the psychiatric institutions. We believe they deserve basic human rights and this means a loving forever home and a life of dignity.

Solution

We operate safe & loving group homes for residents with diverse abilities, which reduce abuses of human rights in psychiatric institutions & increase individual rights through integration and individualized care. Our staff provides care that encourages residents toward independence.

Long-Term Impact

First and foremost, our work provides forever homes to our residents, allowing them to live outside the psychiatric institutions. We are also the leader in a national movement away from unnecessary institutionalization. We are a model for community-based care and have proven to be cost-effective and a viable and life-giving alternative to institutionalization that the Armenian government has recognized and begun supporting.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.friendsofwarmhearth.org
Friends of Warm Hearth
Facebook Page

Organization Information

Friends of Warm Hearth, Inc.

Location: Flagstaff, AZ - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.friendsofwarmhearth.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Warm Hearth Co-Director
Founder/Executive Director
Flagstaff, AZ United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.