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 Abandonment Prevention 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.
A safe nest
THANK YOU to all those who have been praying for our search for a suitable location for our Family Preservation work. We have found a site!
As you can see, it already looks safe and inviting for families in crisis to come and receive the counsel and support, connections and resources they need.
But we will do much more here, too!
- In October we were able to hold our first consultations/assessments.
- The meeting room will host our training courses and information sessions on various disabilities.
- The kitchen will be used to demonstrate PKU-friendly recipes.
- The play area will enable us to care for kids while parents have support groups and also have their own play therapy times.
- And it’s in a convenient location for family referrals from partner hospitals.
Thank you, also, to those who donated to our bathroom project. The bathroom is completed but donations are still welcome.
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 54 children (15 girls, 39 boys) 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.
Helping parents keep kids with special needs
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.
Donate to SOAR
Please select “Project” in the Donation Page and designate your gift to SOAR. Specify project, if necessary.