Tikva Children's Home Odessa

Tikva Children's Home Odessa

Charity information

Tikva Children's Home Odessa

Tikva's core mission is to care for the homeless, abandoned and abused Jewish children of Odessa, Ukraine. Tikva provides them with a loving home, essential social services, a first-rate education in the environs of a revitalized Jewish community, and an opportunity for a brighter future through immigration to Israel

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    Thousands of Jewish children go hungry every day in Ukraine. Given the extremely low wages and lack of extensive social services like those in the Western civilization, many parents cannot cope and abandon their children out of sheer desperation. It is estimated that approx 2,500 Jewish children are still orphaned or homeless in Ukraine. Some of these children suffer abuse, spending devastating childhoods in state orphanages or are at risk due to broken homes and the despair brought on by poverty or loss of hope. These are the children who come to Tikva; children lacking love, care and a home to call their own. Since 1996, Tikva has engaged in a constant search mission for Jewish children in Ukraine and seeks out, documents and rescues these children. Last year alone, Tikva found over 120 indigent and imperiled Jewish children. It is a race against time to protect these orphans and give them life, and hope for a better future.

  • Aims

    Tikva Children's Home Odessa aims to:

    • Vocational Training in Israel: The most recent Tikva Israel initiative, targeting Tikva graduates who face difficulties in choosing a vocational track and assisting them in finding viable employment.
    • Future in Israel: Tikva-Israel was established to provide the financial, emotional and educational assistance necessary for Tikva's children, ages 16 and up, who have chosen to make aliyah in Israel.
    • Community Building: Tikva has helped pioneer the revitalization of Jewish communal life in Odessa, offering a range of community programs to help sustain its continued growth.
    • Orphanges: Tikva runs 3 homes for unwanted, abused and neglected children ages 0-16. The University dormitories also house 110 students who have come from the homes.
    • Schools: All children living in Tikva's homes attend Tikva's schools. In addition, 700 disadvantaged children from the broader Jewish community are given a free education thru to University of Odessa.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1111996

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: +02082099107

    Address: 2 Lyttleton Road London N2 0EF

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