Did you know?
- According to official Belarusian government statistics there are 35,000 orphans in the country, though the actual numbers are probably much larger.
- It is rare for children to be adopted in Belarus; the majority are raised by the state.
- By the time they exit their orphanages at age 17, most teens have already had run ins with the law. A large majority never integrate into society, often ending up either in prison, prostitution, homeless or an abusive relationship.
It is our mission to be an agent of hope and healing to these abandoned children.
A Touch of Love for the Little Ones
What We Do
Imagine babies and children isolated and alone in a hospital room all day. These traumatized children do not receive adequate care and are starving for love and acceptance.
We partner with hospitals where abandoned and orphaned children are sent. Hospitals are not only for children who are sick, but also serve as a place where young children (ages 1-3) rejected by their parents, found abandoned, or taken from home are sent. The children spend anywhere from 1-3 months in the hospital, before being placed in an institution or sent back home.
Reach Initiative is committed to providing these children with the love and care they need. RII supports 3 full time staff that visit with them in the hospital daily, serving approximately 20 abandoned children each week. During these visits, much needed attention and interactions are provided such as reading, drawing, playing games, teaching them to walk, and praying with them. RII also provides them with clothing, bedding, diapers, juice, toys, and other necessities. Every child receives prayer. The love and hugs these children receive is making a huge difference in their lives!
Our team is also serving in a number of orphanages, including an orphanage for children with Down’s syndrome as well as another orphanage serving children with disabilities like cerebral palsy.
How You Can Help
PRAY for these little ones who are starving for love and hurting. Orphans go through so much suffering and once they become teens, they will soon leave the orphanage and enter a hostile world. Please pray that they would know the love of their Abba (father) in heaven. Pray also that those who are of age to be adopted will be adopted into loving homes.
GIVE – Ways you can support these children in need!
Your commitment of $50/month will help provide for our staff that loves on these abandoned children day after day
A one-time gift of $160 will provide diapers and other needed items for one month.
Any gift amount helps impact the lives of these abandoned and orphaned children.