Thousands of people (families, orphans, the elderly, Muslim Tatars) have been displaced due to the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Help us assist refugees as they struggle to meet the daily challenges they face.
Churches around the country have set up feeding stations for displaced people as they struggle to begin life over again in another part of their country. Help us provide hot meals for refugee families.
Help us provide basic food products for civilians caught in the middle of a war. For these people, food is hard to find and they typically live without heat, light & water. HART supports many ministries that transport basic food items to families and the elderly who live in the war zones.
YOUR support of our medical-dental projects is truly a gift to children and families who have been displaced by the war. Mobile medical-dental units are providing much needed medical care to these families.
We orchestrate pastor’s conferences in Ukraine and Central Asia. We also sponsor Gypsy pastors’ conferences in Western Ukraine. We support the training of young Christian leaders by underwriting the costs associated with short-term training methods such as seminars, courses, conferences and correspondence courses.
Churches and ministries have no shortage of vision. What they lack are resources. YOUR support will help us provide much-needed resources such as computers, projectors, sound equipment, vehicles for transportation, publishing materials, sports equipment and much more.
HART believes there is hope for restoration and healing for prisoners, their families, victims and all those who have been impacted by crime. Working with a network of local church partners, HART’s goal is to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration.
HART supports and encourages women’s ministries through our local church partners. Women are typically the spiritual backbone of most evangelical churches in Eastern Europe. We focus on providing conferences, seminars and summer camp programs for them.
Medical care in Eastern Europe is cost-prohibitive for most citizens. Therefore, thousands of poor families come through our clinics for care they could not otherwise afford. YOUR support of medical clinics is truly the gift of health to these families.
Thousands of Gypsies lack access to safe, clean water. Living in segregated villages, Gypsy life is difficult with women and children often walking up to two kilometers to reach a water source, which often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. YOUR SUPPORT for water-wells can impact a Gypsy village by preventing diseases, improving sanitation and teaching children about proper hygiene.
The focus of churches in Eastern European is raising up young leaders with one objective in mind… preparing them to plant their own churches. However, one of the biggest problems facing these new leaders is a chronic shortage of buildings for new church families. YOUR SUPPORT will help a new church put a roof over their heads.
YOUR SUPPORT will help us provide playground apparatus for children in orphanages, hospitals, special needs schools, foster homes and summer camp sites.
The cost for the construction of one Play-System is $1000 US.
The majority of poor families, orphans, street kids or ex-prisoners can’t afford and don’t have access to legal support to protect their rights under the law. YOU can provide critically important legal support to these disenfranchised people groups.
Eastern Europe has the highest rates of alcoholism in the world. YOUR SUPPORT will assist effective drug & alcohol rehabilitation programs and help put families back together. It will provide resources for preventative programs that impact tens of thousands of high school students each year in Ukraine and Moldova.
Micro business loans give hardworking people the opportunity to move toward financial self-sustainability – empowering them to change their own lives, the lives of their children and those around them.
Families living in poverty cannot afford higher education for their children, and yet most young people desperately want the chance to go to school. They want the dignity of having a job, earning a wage and supporting their families.
This FUND is designed to assist hundreds of motivated young people from underprivileged families realize their dream of furthering their education or receiving the necessary vocational training to get a decent job.
YOUR SUPPORT will give young people a chance to rescue their families from poverty and despair.
Why is this Education Fund important?
Education is the single-most important driver of economic empowerment for individuals and countries. And yet children living in poverty don’t have the freedom to dream of a different life. Higher education in most third world countries is cost-prohibitive.
Who are the beneficiaries of this Fund?
Children living in poverty, orphans, street children and especially young at-risk girls. Scholarships are also offered to all the children in HART’s Child Sponsor Project and those living in foster homes.
Our goal is to annually help hundreds of poor families through this Fund.
How is this project administered?
Working with our network of partnerships throughout Ukraine and Moldova, we have church workers and case-workers who will help identify qualified youth and counsel the family about the fund. These caseworkers’ tasks will be:
(1) to guide and encourage the family through this process;
(2) to assist with paperwork associated with the application forms and appropriate follow-up with each child on an annual basis.
What is the cost of Post-Secondary Education in Ukraine?
VOCATIONAL TRAINING: about US $500-600 per year
UNIVERSITY TUITION: about US $1,000 per year
The illiteracy rate in most Gypsy communities is 95%. Neither their culture nor the government schools encourage education for these children. HART, in partnership with local churches, has started five schools for Gypsy children who demonstrate a desire to learn. YOUR SUPPORT of this project will change lives and it will transform Gypsy communities.
Thousands of babies are abandoned in Eastern Europe each year. State-run orphanages do not properly care for these children. HART’S Orphan-Care project can help. By supporting Orphan-Care, YOU can provide for the love, stimulation, attention and meaningful interaction that abandoned babies need.
Thousands of children are confined to horrible living conditions in orphanages all over Eastern Europe. YOU can support a Christian orphanage that is a totally different environment for these children. It’s a home filled with love, nurturing and security that every child needs for sound development.
Summer camps are the highlight of the year for all children in Eastern Europe – an oasis from their otherwise difficult lives. It’s a time for play, laughter, to participate in interesting programs… and eat three meals a day. YOUR SUPPORT will help HART send thousands of children to a life-changing summer camp program.
Thousands of children are living on the streets in Eastern Europe. Their future? Alcohol & drugs, human trafficking, prostitution, prison, suicide. YOU can provide them with food, clothing, shelter, medicine, dental assistance, education and caregivers who will love them.
HART provides sports programs for street kids, sports equipment for orphanages, children’s hospitals and camp ministries. We also partner with soccer leagues and floor ball hockey leagues. YOUR SUPPORT will provide children with a healthy outlet for their energy, and through these sports programs run by the churches, these children’s lives can be transformed.
Ukraine and Moldova are slowly transitioning from warehousing kids in state-run orphanages to a foster-home based system.
Your support will assist many Christian families who have taken up the challenge to open their homes to orphans and abandoned children. These foster homes can have up to 10 or 12 children and are very costly to run. YOUR support will ensure many children have the opportunity to grow up in a healthy Christian environment.
The United Nations states that up to 78% of Ukraine and Moldova’s population live in poverty. YOUR SUPPORT will help restore hope and dignity, encourage self-sufficiency and provide families with practical assistance. YOU can provide temporary assistance with food, clothing and medical care or longer term support such as farm animals or micro-finance.
Retirement is a tremendous hardship for most pensioners in Ukraine & Moldova. In order to survive, they need to plant vegetable and potato crops and work the fields. Many seniors in urban areas are forced to beg in order to supplement their meagre pensions. YOU can help the elderly with food, clothing and medical care.
The standard of living in Ukraine continues to decline. Inflation, unemployment, escalating food prices and the war in Eastern Ukraine have left its citizens decimated. Poor families, orphans, street kids and the elderly are the most susceptible to extreme poverty. Churches around the country have set up soup kitchens to deal with the current crisis and are providing help for the neediest. Our partnership with them is a critical help to their programs.
There is no social safety-net for those with disabilities in Eastern Europe. Most people with special needs are relegated to a life sentence in their apartment with little or no interaction with others. YOUR support of Special Needs ministries will mean hope for children and youth with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, the hearing impaired and accident victims.
Gypsies are the poorest, most unemployed, least educated, most imprisoned and most segregated people in Eastern Europe. In partnership with local churches, HART is working to transform these villages through micro-credit, education, agriculture, water wells and medical care. YOUR SUPPORT can help HART impact these Gypsy communities in practical and effective ways.
This fund provides for emergency hospital care, surgeries and other special medical treatments as they are needed. It has saved lives in the past! YOUR SUPPORT of our medical fund truly is a gift to families living in poverty who are struggling with medical emergencies.
The quality of Medical treatment in Eastern Europe is poor and even refused if the patient doesn’t have money. As a result, the majority of poor families and elderly, especially those in rural areas of Ukraine, cannot afford basic medical care. YOUR SUPPORT of our clinics is truly the gift of health to these families.
Mobile medical-dental clinics bring medical care to rural regions and peoples of Ukraine that are usually forgotten or ignored. For many, it is the first opportunity in their life to receive proper medical or dental care. YOUR SUPPORT of these mobile medical units is critical to thousands of poor families.
Close to the front lines of the war in East Ukraine, thousands of people live without any form of medical care for their families. All of the hospitals have been closed down. HART is filling this void by providing a number of ambulances targeting these families who have no choice but to live near the war zones. We also care for soldiers requiring medical assistance.