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The Happy Child Charitable Foundation with support of the Democracy Grants Program of the US Embassy in Ukraine launches a project to provide legal support to orphans and foster families in Zaporizhzhia region

On Children’s Day, we signed a project agreement “Legal support of deprived children in Zaporizhzhia region” with the US Embassy in Ukraine
Author: Yulia Doikova, translated by Anna Oliinyk, deti.zp.ua Published: June 20, 2017, 14:40 1672

Celebration of June 1, 2017 became really symbolic for us. On the Children’s Day, The Happy Child Charitable Foundation received support of the US Embassy to implement the project “Legal support of deprived children in Zaporizhzhia region”. It is no secret that among the priority areas of activities of The Happy Child Charitable Foundation are family placement of orphan children and support of adopting families, family-type children’s homes, foster families and adoptive parents. Talking to the participants of the Foster Parents’ Club, we have long ago felt the need to provide not only psychological support to such families, but also legal assistance. There are many questions concerning the rights of orphans in family-type children’s homes, foster families as well as alumni of such forms of care. This is not to mention alumni of orphanage institutions who are not aware of their rights and do not have support of close adults.

Potential foster parents face a lot of questions at the stage of preparing documents for foster care as well as during their family life: subsidies, benefits, health improvement, education and housing. To provide detailed answers to those questions, our team in cooperation with the Zaporizhzhia regional center of social services for children, family and youth, will organize sixteen workshops in 8 districts of Zaporizhzhia region. We will come to each of the districts twice. At our second round of visits, we are planning to distribute printed guides with answers to frequently asked questions.

Schedule:

At 10-00 on 27 June, to mark the Ukrainian Constitution Day, Zaporizhzhia press center Vesti Inform will host a press conference on the launch of the project. We invite journalists, foster parents, representatives of regional and city centers of social services as well as regional and city services for children.

Schedule of workshops:

July:

Enerhodar 7.07.2017

Tokmak 18.07.2017

August:

Priazovske 18.08.2017

Berdiansk 30.08. 2017

September:

Huliaipole and Bilmak (date TBC)

October:

Vilniansk and Melitopol (date TBC)

Repeated workshops will be organized in October 2017 – March 2018. They will be announced at the website http://deti.zp.ua.

We invite foster parents, adoptive families, and care givers of family-type children homes with children of 12 years and above as well as potential foster parents to our workshops. Participation is FREE!

All the activities will be carried out in district and local centers of social services. We greatly appreciate support of our partners – Zaporizhzhia regional center of social services.

The events will be organized with support of the mass media, education and culture team of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

For additional information, please contact us at +380667719688, +380679776214, Yulia Doikova, Manager of Family Placement Program at The Happy Child Charitable Foundation.


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Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

More than 16 years of trust of donors and benefactors, thousands of aid transaction processed every year. Full transparency in the usage of donation
You donated $256 330 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

153 sick children: $143 953 
Medical equipment: $9 258
To disabled orphans: $27 848
To eco-village for orphans: $14 044
To orphans and poor families: $5 890
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 424
Administration and fundraising: $25 527
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