Frontline Therapists provides sustainable emergency mental health services to soldiers, their families, military personnel, and any others impacted by the recent Artsakh war while on the frontlines.
SPECIALIZED CHILDREN’S HOME OF KHARBERD
The Specialized Children’s Home of Kharberd is a state institution established in 1950. Over 200 children with mental and physical disabilities are currently living in this home, enjoying arts and crafts, fun and games, and eager to make new friends.
WOMEN’S SUPPORT CENTER (WSC)
WSC creates a safe and confidential environment for healing and recovery — a place where women 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 proceedings, divorce, or child custody, training sessions, help in dealing with police and social services departments, and assistance with setting up a new life for the survivor and her children. The Women’s Support Center also runs the only shelter in the country. Check out the impactful experiences AVC volunteers have had with the Center: Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3.
Typical Volunteer Tasks: Volunteer opportunities at the Center include social work assistance to provide additional support and guidance to women in need, conducting research contributing to the understanding of domestic violence and effective intervention strategies, photography work to document the work the Center does, graphic design for educational materials, yoga or massage sessions to promote stress relief for the members of the Center.
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 for them. In addition, their vision is to promote children’s inclusion in society and the workplace, create needed services, and ensure an improved quality of life in line with international standards. The organization seeks to raise awareness of and extend support to as many children and families as possible. In 2017, the Source Foundation established a day-care center for children with disabilities in Yerevan committed to development and rehabilitation through therapeutic art, speech, and physical activities.
Typical Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are involved in various tasks including fundraising initiatives to support the organization’s programs, communication efforts to raise awareness about the foundation’s work, and assisting in organizational development activities. Moreover, volunteers have the opportunity to directly engage with the children at the development center, providing specialized care, support, and therapy.
WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL, ARMENIA OFFICE
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, based in Yerevan, provides the proper support and guidance children need to excel in school and become self-confident, 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.
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