My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- The Dalai Lama
The shelters are often the first stage for a child to enter the institutional system in Ukraine. Children cannot enter an orphanage until their paperwork is in order, and they can spend up to a year at a shelter waiting for this to happen. Once their paperwork is complete, they are transferred to the appropriate orphanage (usually Orphanage #5).
Age Group: 3 years - 16 years
Number of Children: 60
Boys at Shelter #2 lined up to try on new winter coats from UAC Ukraine.
Volunteer Linda Terry shares time and hugs with a group of girls at Shelter #2.
UAC's Vlad Voznyuk and Vera Holostenko visit the young people at Shelter #2 on a weekly basis.