Kharberd Orphanage is a state institution established in 1950. Over 200 children with mental and physical disabilities are currently living under the custody of the Orphanage.
TUFENKIAN FOUNDATION / WOMEN’S SUPPORT CENTER (WSC)
The objective of WSC is to create a safe and confidential environment for healing and recovery — a place where they receive support, empathy, and the knowledge that they are not alone in their struggles. Women are provided with practical learning about domestic violence, as well as counseling that bolsters self-esteem and confidence. The Center offers a hotline, walk-in services, legal and psychological counseling, representation in court trials for criminal, divorce or child custody, training sessions, assistance in dealing with police and social services departments and also assisting with setting up a new life for the survivor and her children. The Center also runs the only domestic violence specialized shelter in the country which is in an undisclosed location for safety reasons.
SOURCE FOUNDATION SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES
The mission of SOURCE Foundation is to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families, to promote their involvement in social life and to create a prosperous environment. In addition, their vision is to promote children’s inclusion in society and the workplace, create needed services, as well as create a new quality of life in line with international experience and in accordance with these standards. The mission of SOURCE is to raise awareness and extend support to as many children and families as possible. Among multiple projects, in 2017 the Foundation established a day-care center for children with disabilities in Yerevan focused on development and rehabilitation programs with the help of art, speech, physical and other therapies.
WORLD VISION ARMENIA
World Vision is a Christian, child-focused and community-based organization, dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
Ghoghanj NGO is based in Yerevan. The goal is to provide the proper support and guidance children need to excel in school, and become self-confident and respectful young adults. They have a mentoring program for more than 110 “At-Risk” students who come from hardworking single parent households or from socially dysfunctional families. Some of their children have social, behavioral or physical disabilities. The services include psychological and social development support, homework assistance, English classes, art programs, and computer classes for students.