Group Homes for Armenian Orphans with Disabilities

by Friends of Warm Hearth, Inc.
$44,929 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Our project provides long-term care to Armenian orphans with disabilities over the age of 18 with no place to call home. We offer them an alternative to the Soviet psychiatric institutions.


"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 disabilities who are destined for the psychiatric institutions. We believe they deserve basic human rights and this means a loving home and a life of dignity. Our group homes are long-term and address the challenge of having a disability in Armenia.


We operate a safe & loving group home for residents with disabilities, which reduces abuses of human rights in psychiatric institutions & increases rights through integration. Our staff provides care that encourages residents toward independence.

Long-Term Impact

The project provides a home to fourteen residents, allowing them to live outside the psychiatric institutions. It's a model for community-based care and a pilot project for moving away from institutionalization.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Friends of Warm Hearth
Facebook Page
US Embassy in Yerevan Press Release
Worldview Magazine Article

Organization Information

Friends of Warm Hearth, Inc.

Location: Sunnyside, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Warm Hearth Co-Director
Founder/Executive Director
Flagstaff, AZ United States