Community to Children
Russia has an estimated 400,000 to 700,000 orphans and social orphans living in institutions or with foster families. When they “age out” of the orphanage system, many are unprepared for independent living. Community to Children works to protect and support the rights of young people to be safe, happy and healthy and to achieve their full potential. Community to Children currently has three main programmes: 1) prevention of child abandonment and crisis assistance to young mothers including migrants; 2) methodological support to regional NGOs working with young people (currently in Nizhniy and Novgorod); 3) advocating for and empowering orphan graduates to participate in activities and policies designed to support them (the focus of EMpower’s grant).
With EMpower’s second grant, Community to Children builds on the pilot supported with EMpower’s first grant to offer orphan graduates in Moscow access to critical information and opportunities through an online peer support network. With this grant, Community to Children aims to broaden the services provided and network of people who will use the forum, both young people and those who work with youth, within and beyond Moscow.
Russia Contact: Jenny Chambers Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://com-children.ru/ Year Established: 2009