CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES
Abuse. Neglect. Violence. These jarring words describe the growing-up years of countless young people in our broken world. Now add the dimension of poverty, unemployment and alcoholism rampant in Eastern Europe, and the innocent, carefree years of youth become a nightmare for many. COAH partners with a number of ministries that reach out to at-risk children and teens to break this vicious cycle and give hope, healing and the transforming gospel message.
COAH is partnering with 3 Christian children’s homes in Romania. Local at-risk children, both actual and social orphans, are accepted by these homes, and receive a safe, loving Christian upbringing.
These evangelistic programs in Ukraine and Romania provide neglected younger children with a place to go after school hours end (as early as noon). They receive a meal, help with homework, play time, and Bible lessons, before heading home at supper time.
Also known as Adaptation Centers, these homes seek to provide a safety net for orphanage ‘graduates’ in Ukraine, most of whom would fall through the cracks and end up in crime or prostitution. Youths are provided a safe, Christian home environment where they can successfully transition from the orphanage into society over a number of years. See our ‘Sponsorship’ page for more information.
COAH supports a variety of additional projects that, for example, reach out to street kids or provide summer camps to at-risk kids.