Our project provides forever homes to abandoned Armenians with special needs who are over the age of 18. We offer them an alternative to the former-Soviet psychiatric institutions after they have outgrown the orphanages.
"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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).