Journey to the Country of Ukraine
Through Hope House, lives are being transformed to break the cycle of a poverty mindset and set them free to raise their families and empowers them to contribute positively to their society
UN, World Bank
Population: 42.5 million
Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH)
Area: 603,628 km² (233,062 mi²)
Major religions: Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism
WHI in Ukraine
Since 2005, WHI Canada has run Hope House, a program in Odessa, Ukraine, which offers a home for girls who have aged out of orphanages or who are living on the streets. These girls can stay at Hope House for as long as they are in school. Once they graduate from post-secondary education, they graduate from Hope House. Many girls are so grateful for this program that they choose to volunteer even after they have graduated—adding to the program’s sustainability and continuing the transformational impact of Hope House.
18 yrs & older **
*Cost includes tickets, meals, in-country transportation, and housing (subject to change)
** Minors accompanied by a parent/legal guardian must be in grade 10.
Type of Work
Hope House provides a safe place for orphaned girls who have aged out of the government orphanage system. Those who age out are put on the streets or back with a dysfunctional family and are vulnerable to trafficking, drug abuse, and prostitution. Since 2002, 150 young women have graduated from the program and have received education and life skills for living in society and to help break the cycle of orphans in Ukraine.
Formal Educational Development
In order to break the cycle of poverty and orphaned children, education is a priority. The Hope House program aims to help each participant reach their appropriate educational goals and prepare them to participate and live in society and create a healthy family structure.
Start Your Journey
Going to Hope House was an incredible opportunity to see how God is moving in Ukraine. As soon as we stepped into the house we could hear laughter and felt the love and joy of the girls. Watching and hearing the story God is telling through the lives of orphans who now have hope, dignity and a bright future was so inspiring. It is such a privilege to be a part of this ministry
Meet Sergiy and Larissa! They are the country directors of Ukraine. Sergiy is a gifted teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Historical Theology and a Masters in Theology. He is an ordained pastor and is trained to work with traumatized youth. Sergiy and Larissa now host a series of seminars training other couples on how to work with vulnerable children.
Things You Need to Know
Passport Required: Yes – 6 month validation
Visa Required: Not required
Vaccinations: Please consult your family doctor
AN ORGANIZATION YOU CAN TRUST.
Spending of World Hope International (Canada) funds is confined to Board approved projects. Funds designated towards a project are used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for that project has been met or cannot be completed for reasons determined by the Board, the remaining funds designated will be used where needed most.