Wolf Pen Creek,
Run or walk to support Program for Humanitarian Aid (PHA)
and orphans in Ukraine.
Around age 16, orphans in Ukraine “graduate” or are expelled from the orphanage system. They are unprepared for the world they face, and they have little hope of a successful future.
The futures they face are bleak:
- 10-15% commit suicide
- 60% of the girls enter prostitution
- 70% of the boys become criminals
- 80% end upon the street
“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?”
-James 2: 15-16 (NIV)
PHA’s Transition Program for older orphans helps these children transition from orphanage life into successful adulthood. Through PHA’s Transition Program, older orphans learn life skills such as how to cook, how to clean, how maintain a home, and how to make and use a budget. They also receive tutoring and legal help. Through a network of Ukrainians, they receive mentorship and learn about healthy relationships.