CERI Transitional Care (Moldova)

$1,525 $8,475
Raised Remaining


In Moldova, orphaned youth age out of government-run orphanages at sixteen. Raised in institutions without parents to guide them, youth are unprepared to live as independent adults. Through CERI's Transitional Care program, youth are given the opportunity to continue their educations, learn a valuable trade, and receive counseling to deal with their feelings of abandonment and the risks of human trafficking. In the Transitional Care Program, CERI guides youth into independent adulthood.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The orphans aging out of Moldovan orphanages do not have the life skills needed to live on their own. Lack of education and self-awareness lead youth toward a life of poverty, crime and prostitution. In some cases, these orphans are preyed upon by human traffickers.

How will this project solve this problem?

CERI strives to provide youth safety and a sense of security as they make the difficult transition from orphaned youth to independent adult. The Transitional Care Program provides the consistency and security youth need to help them through the critical years and greatest risks of human trafficking. Youth are taught how to take care of themselves in positive and godly ways and how to lead productive and emotionally healthy lives.

Potential Long Term Impact

CERI's Transitional Care Program in Moldova teaches youth how to become competent and responsible, independent adults. Youth are offered the chance to thrive on their own and make positive choices for their futures.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,525

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,525 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Gretchen Lange Baumgarten

Director of Development
Kingwood, Texas United States

Where is this project located?

Map of CERI Transitional Care (Moldova)