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We are a USA registered 501.c3 non-profit working with  vulnerable youth of Ukraine. We design and fund programs to help former street kids, youth and children in shelters, schools, foster and adoptive homes or orphanages, with issues of personal boundaries, relationships, self-esteem, life in community and trust. We work in the region of Odessa, Ukraine, with the aim of encouraging and motivating these youth and children to imagine a future and find hope.

Vision, Mission and Values

Values: People change people–not stuff, not giveaways, not even lifesaving material goods or services. We value the presence of one person to change the life of another. We believe this presence, in the proper setting, can change for the better, the lives of vulnerable youth and children. We believe this presence is best given in the context of trusting relationships and family.

Mission: to educate, train, and support adult families (foster families, adoptive families, families of origin, single parents, refugee families or providers all kinds) to enhance the emotional, mental and spiritual lives of vulnerable youth and children in the region of Odessa, Ukraine. By “enhance the spiritual,” we mean “to infuse lives with inspiration, energy, and attitudes that are life giving.”

Vision: Vulnerable youth and children of Ukraine living healthy mental, emotional and spiritual lives in the context of families of all kinds: families of origin, foster families, adoptive families, refugee families, single parents, and members of the extended family who care for them. By vulnerable youth and children we mean those who live or have lived without family, children of broken families and refugee families, foster and adoptive children.

Peacemaking Odessa Ukraine

In May 2014, This Child Here began a new initiative with youth and adults: Peacemaking and Reconciliation. Our work ranges from care for individuals who suffered emotional trauma in the recent violence in Ukraine, to opportunities for reconciliation between those who oppose each other. But it is always work with and between persons.  The training our staff has received is Quaker based and developed from methodology of Alternatives to Violence.  We organize and manage an annual camp for refugees from Eastern Ukraine; we train teens and young adults in conflict management. We have wonderful people doing this work in Ukraine. Government agencies want us to work with them. Faith based organizations want us to work with them.  I am proud of the staff people we have and the skills they bring.

As the Presbyterian Church (USA) is the original source of support, This Child Here will work consistently, but not solely, with congregations of the PC(USA), to seek funding and raise awareness of the problems associated with street kids and children living in shelters and Orphanages.

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Robert Gamble, Director robertgam@gmail.com

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This Child Here

a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit.
We fund programs designed to help vulnerable youth and children in Ukraine: on the streets, in shelters, homes or orphanages, and to help, encourage, and motivate those youth and children to imagine a future and pursue it.
Vision: This Child Here envisions a world of emotionally healthy children supported by nurturing families.

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