Ukraine

CBC will be sending a team May 31-June 14, 2012 to partner with Community Bible Church of Beaufort, South Carolina for a dental/ orphan care trip.

Vinnitsa Christian Orphanage

Ukraine Orphan Statistics:

  • Ukraine has over 100,000 orphans
  • Only 10% of these are orphaned due to death of a parent; the rest are social orphans – due to alcoholism, abandonment, or imprisonment of parents. Many of these have experienced abuse and violence from parents who were drug addicts or alcoholics.
  • Every year at least 2000 mothers abandon their babies in maternity hospitals. Between 6 and 7 thousand more are abandoned at an older age or removed from home due to crime or neglect.
  • Orphans typically grow up in large state-run homes, which may house over 200 children.
  • Many children run away from these homes, preferring to live on the street.
  • Children usually graduate from these institutions between 15 and 16 years old and are turned out, unprepared for life outside the home.
  • About 10% of them will commit suicide after leaving the orphanage before their 18th birthday.
  • 60% of the girls will end up in prostitution in Europe.
  • 70% of boys will enter a life of crime. Many of these will die young of violence or end up in prison. Most inmates contact TB in prison.

Source: World Orphan Project Inc.

The Vinnitsa Christian Orphanage was established in 2004 in partnership with the Evangelical Baptist Church of Vinnitsa, Ukraine, and Community Bible Church of Beaufort, South Carolina. The orphanage provides a Christ-centered refuge for up to 50 children from toddlers to teenagers.

To view pictures of the current children at the Vinnitsa Christian Orphanage, Click here.