LifeChanger FSU seeks out Jewish children grappling with extreme poverty, neglect, abuse, and overlooked physical and emotional disabilities, and changes their lives dramatically by providing frameworks for housing, education and healthcare

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Sonya

12 years

Sonya was born as a perfectly healthy child, but at the age of three, she experienced such a serious trauma that her psyche was unable to cope - the girl’s development froze and she became stuck at the intellectual and emotional level of a toddler. Neglect and, therefore, the absence of any educational attention and specialist’ help practically left Sonya no chances to progress. At LifeChanger FSU Sonya has finally undergone a proper diagnostics process that showed she has a high level of IQ, and a good potential for learning and development. Now, finally, Sonya has a chance to catch up to her peers. But in order to make it Sonya needs to undergo an intensive rehabilitation course, while time is short. Sonya needs therapy sessions with a psychologist and corrective pedagogue, medical treatment, therapeutic sports lessons. You can help Sonya regain her life now, while there is still a chance. Cost of monthly rehabilitation course - 8,500 grivnas = $305
Kiril

4 years

Kirill was born prematurely, with severe disabilities. For seven days the doctors were fighting for his life in the intensive care department. Despite the physicians disappointing forecasts, the boy survived, but at the cost of very grave diagnoses: cerebral palsy. Throughout Kirill's entire life, his parents didn’t give up and worked very hard to help develop and educate their child. Every day of Kirill’s life is filled with rehabilitation procedures. Step by step, Kirill shows results and progress, despite his serious condition. Kirill needs continuous rehabilitation, including: Speech therapy Psychological treatment A sensory integration course Movement therapy An audio-stimulation course according to the Tomatis method Over the years of painstaking care and efforts, the families financial resources dried up. To change Kirill’s life, he needs: $1210
Misha

11 years

Misha has autism. In order to begin his adaptation process and feel comfortable in the outside world Misha needs developmental support and guidance. Specifically - a rehabilitation course of psychological help. Misha is already attending therapy, where best local psychologists are helping him overcome his fears and interact with society. Help us make sure Misha has the ability to continue attending the full course of these rehabilitation sessions as well as other supportive measures: - Individual and group therapy in “Flamingo” Children’s Socialization center, Vinnitsa - 3,500 grivnas = $125 - Camp for children with autism at “Space of Love” center in January and June of 2019 in Kiev - 17,000 grivnas = $605 - Intensive psychological course at “Space of Love” center, Kiev - 9,200 grivnas = $330 Help Misha merge his own special reality with the outside world. He has all the chances to go through a successful adaptation and assume a fully-functioning social role. The total cost of a yearly rehabilitation program for Misha - 29,700 grivnas = $1060
Ksenia (Ksusha)

5 years

Ksenia (Ksusha) has a serious ankle joint distortion, which tucks her foot inward, makes one of her legs shorter than the another and which creates difficulties in walking and stepping. The incorrect positioning of the foot is also continuously damaging Ksusha’s hip joint. Without timely surgery, Ksusha’s condition will continue to deteriorate until the child loses the ability and the potential to walk normally. You can give Ksusha a chance for a fulfilled, happy life now, while it’s not too late. Surgery cost - 30,000 grivnas = $1070

With a holistic approach to the rehabilitation process, LifeChanger FSU’s support services address all aspects of the human experience, providing children enrolled in the program and their families with everything from basic necessities to a wide variety of individualized needs, including guidance and therapeutic services, medical, paramedical and dental treatment, tutoring and extracurricular activities ranging from music and sports to technology, art and science.

Services

We create dynamic and comprehensive solutions to address the children’s unique physical, mental and social needs and distance them from negative influences and the lure of drug addiction, alcoholism and crime.

Psychological help
Psychological help

Diagnostics,
consultation, therapy

Educational support
Educational support

Formal, informal, special education, extra-curricular activities

Legal support
Legal support

Document recovery,
benefits registration, human rights

Medical services
Medical services

Diagnostics,
treatment, rehabilitation

Basic needs
Basic needs

Food, clothes,
personal hygiene items

What is the difference between LifeChanger FSU and other help programs?

With a case file of more than 200 success stories, LifeChanger FSU’s area of impact continues to expand rapidly, including 14 major cities across the Ukraine in which the organization works with local project coordinators and Israel-based educators, mentors and medical, social and mental health professionals to develop high-level, individualized rehabilitation plans for hundreds of children and their families, integrating them into healthy and empowering environments and guiding them towards sustained recovery, long-term development, and independence.

With a holistic approach to the rehabilitation process, LifeChanger FSU’s support services address all aspects of the human experience, providing children enrolled in the program and their families with everything from basic necessities like food, clothing, and personal hygiene products, to a wide variety of individualized needs, including professional guidance and therapeutic services, medical, paramedical and dental treatment, tutoring and extracurricular educational experiences ranging from music and sports to technology, art and science.

LifeChanger FSU encourages and facilitates social interaction within peer groups, breaking the cycle of solitude and isolation by placing rehabilitated children in Jewish recreational and experiential education programs and cultivating their senses of charity and responsibility by providing opportunities for volunteerism, activism, and youth leadership training.

 

Each case is considered
individually based on a
proven model

  • 1

    Establishing
    contact with the family

  • 2

    Defining
    needs

  • 3

    Defining
    rehabilitation
    process goals

  • 4

    Determine
    types of assistance

  • 5

    Monitoring
    service performance

  • 6

    Assessment of
    assistance success

  • 7

    Conclusion of active
    supervision, follow-up services

Areas of Impact LifeChanger FSU

  • Vinnitsa
  • Donetsk
  • Zhitomir
  • Lugansk
  • Mariupol
  • Mykolaiv
  • Odessa
  • Pervomaisk
  • Kherson
  • Cherkassy
  • Chernivtsi
  • Zaporozhye

JOIN THE PROJECT

<p>Become a sponsor</p>

Become a sponsor

  • Medical services
  • Psychological help
  • Education & development
  • Fully-Integrated support
<p>Become a volunteer or a mentor</p>

Become a volunteer or a mentor

  • for one child
  • in one region
  • in one field (education, medicine, legal protection)
<p>Host a charity event</p>

Host a charity event

  • Host a charity event with the purpose of raising funds for the children of the project
  • Assist by providing products or services

LifeChanger FSU

Business-center «Leonardo», 4 floor, office 6-D
ul. Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 17/52
Kiev, Ukraine 01030

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