Average Life Expectancy

of orphans aging out of the orphanages in Eastern Europe.


15,000 teenagers as young as 16

have been released from orphanages with nothing but the clothes on their back and a small bag of personal items.


Job   |   Prospects   |   Education   |   Family   |   Support system


At least 51%

will become homeless, incarcerated, commit suicide or fall victim to human trafficking.



Allies in Youth Development
engages orphans through nurturing friendships,
modeling biblical love, and providing education –

Empowering: Life Change


What is Life Like for an Eastern European Orphan?

Get a glimpse of the daily challenges children face in the orphanage.



By training and engaging in-country university students
and partners, we cultivate a culture of involvement that
benefits orphans in and outside the orphanage.

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Orphans need education, training and opportunities. Proper skills development through our education
programs ensures their success and safety when it's
time for them to lead independent lives.

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Abandonment can lead any child down the wrong path. Restoring their motivation, self-worth and dignity empowers them to make better choices, improves educational abilities, and forms a foundation for success.

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Who Do We Serve

Learning About the Bible

It was a cold day, but the children were so excited for the Allies volunteers to come. Two boys were waiting outside–without coats. “When we asked them why they are outside without the coats, they said they were waiting for us,” a volunteer reported.


Popular Children’s Book is Enough to Make Orphans Happy

Recently Allies volunteers played an intellectual game called Brain Battle to engage the children at the orphanage. Naturally the kids weren’t initially interested in a game that required thinking and they weren’t participating right away. But all games have their draw-soon the kids began working together and discussing the open-ended questions about history, mass media, science, music, arts and really got into it.


Monthly Birthday Celebrations Builds Children’s Self-Esteem, Independence, and Brings Affirmation

What is one of the most memorable days for a child? Birthdays, without fail, stir up excitement in any child. Ask a child how he or she would like to celebrate a birthday and the child will quickly think of what can be done to celebrate, who will be invited, and what food he or she would like to eat.


Allies Team Members Return, Share News from Overseas

A handful of Allies team members recently returned from trips to Moldova and Vietnam with stories of progress, hope and love. Carla Fink, long-time Allies supporter and U.S. volunteer, visited a few Moldova orphanages and spoke in two classes at a theater magnet school in Chisinau, where they engaged 7th and 10th graders.


3-Year Plan

The odds are stacked against Eastern European orphans, but Allies has a plan. Read how Allies is making a difference in the lives of thousands of orphans each year through human connection, education and life skills and how you can be a part of it.

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How You Can Help?


Your partnership provides mentorship, education and physical necessities for the orphans.

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Come to our “packing parties” to prepare boxes of
donations to send to
Eastern Europe.

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Give Items

Donate new hygene items, school supplies, craft kits, new or gently used clothing, toys, games, and other items for the kids.

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Spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Or help us with our corporate sponsorship program by letting your employer know about Allies.


Through Education, Mentorship, Hope and Love

Read stories of recent orphanage visits by our team and what kinds of improvements the children are making because of love and attention from someone who cares.

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