SOAR: Orphan Care
Special needs, Orphaned, or Abandoned children’s Resources
Working to keep kids in families and caring for those who have none
SOAR is committed to working with local institutions, families, and individuals to see vulnerable children given the best opportunities possible. Whether through our Family Preservation Program, which supports families in choosing to keep and raise their child with disability, or through our SOAR Village which cares for those who have been abandoned or orphaned, we are thrilled to be a part of seeing real change.
Wouldn’t it be great if…
…we had a full-time Occupational Therapist on our team? It’s been a long time coming, but please join us in giving thanks and upholding Maggie who joined the SOAR Team at the end of 2018. Maggie has joined us for seven of our bi-annual Training and Assessment Sessions and has now joined the team for two years (and hopefully longer!).
We all look forward to seeing the impact regular specialized support makes for the kids in the Village and, also, for our families in the Family Preservation work. As a fluent Mandarin speaker, we also hope Maggie will enable opportunities to train local OT’s and develop local community services.
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Now…wouldn’t it be great if we had a Speech Pathologist……?
The SOAR Village
In 2014, the doors opened for us to partner with the local orphanage in dramatic new ways. The orphanage, with our help, now provides tailored, specialized care for 53 children with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.
Each child now has his own bed, toys, classroom to learn in, activity room and outdoor play area to explore. Most significantly we have 18 caregivers – which means they can focus well on the three children in their care.
The SOAR Village facilitates regular consultations with physical, occupational, and speech therapists who, for each child, coordinate and revise a Personalized Care Plan (or IEP), set new goals, and train the caregivers in how to implement the plans and reach new heights.
It costs US $250 per month per child to provide this new model of caring for children with disability. Will you partner with us to see this project, and the children in it, flourish? Your prayers and/or your financial gifts of any amount enable this amazing transformation to continue and grow.
Please specify your gift for SOAR Village.
Helping parents keep kids with special needs
The new Family Service Center is a welcoming place for families to get the information, assessment, and support they need. In order to prevent the heart-breaking decision to abandon, SOAR is also involved in supporting families facing the prospect of raising a child with disability. By providing a bridge to correct information and resources we hope to see the end of abandonment as parents are empowered to understand, embrace, and raise their child.
A donation to SOAR will enable our local support worker to be available 24 hours a day to connect with and support parents open to hearing about what options are available for them and their child and to help them on that journey.
Please specify your gift for SOAR Family Preservation.
Donate to SOAR
Please select “Project” in the Donation Page and designate your gift to SOAR. If you would like to designate your giving, please write ‘SOAR Village’, ‘SOAR FPP’ (Family Preservation Program) or leave blank and it will be assigned as needed to the SOAR work.