Scope:

• To assist orphan youth ladies who are expectant mothers with their transition from institutionalized life in the orphanage to being nurturing mothers and productive members of society.

• To provide a Christian environment in which they will be exposed to the Gospel on a regular basis.

• To fulfill our mission statement: ” to glorify God by offering hope and wholeness in Christ to the orphaned young ladies who are with child.”

Objectives:

Short-term:

girls1. Keep the orphaned young lades from aborting their babies out of necessity by providing an alternative solutions.

2. Provide a safe home environment.

3. Provide godly role models.

3. Provide childcare if additional education is required.

4. Teach financial responsibility, saving, and budgeting.

5. Teach household skills: washing clothes/dishes, cleaning, cooking, etc.

Long-term:

Leave the program as responsible moms who can manage their money and homes without oversight. Having stayed in a Christian environment for two years, they will know the gospel message clearly, and it is our hope that they will have made the decision to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Strategy:

Short-term:

1. Minister to the young ladies living in the orphanage and build relationships with them in Jesus Christ in the hope that we can help prevent untimely pregnancies

2.  In the case of an untimely pregnancy, offer pro-life counseling and the opportunity to enter the program.

cooking3. Rent a house, purchase furniture and appliances, and provide linens, kitchen supplies, and other basic household needs, as needed.

4. Select a godly resident advisor within the Christian community to commit to life in the house for two years.

5. Establish a contract with the moms to make the program term, financial responsibilities, and house rules clear.

6. Strong, committed relationships are at the core of this project. Each young lady in the project has a pre-screened adult mentor.

Items on noted on contract:

a. The duration of the program is two years for those not attending school. Youth attending school will be allowed to participate in the program for the duration of their schooling plus 18 months after they have finished school and entered the work force.

b. Financial Responsibilities:

i. Youth who are attending high school or college and who have a heavy workload at school will have all costs supported by sponsors, as long as they continue to attend school and keep an 80 or above average in all classes. If grades fall, tutors will be provided.

ii. Youths who attend high school or college but have an easier workload may be required to find employment and pay $100 a month towards ongoing expenses. (Note: Romanian staff will determine workload size.)

iii. Youths who are not attending high school or college must work and pay their own way.

c. A set of house rules will be established and each participant must agree with and sign a contract with said rules.

6. Monthly evaluations with be conducted by SOAR staff in Oradea. As the young moms develop, learn how to take care of themselves, and trust is developed, more independence will be given.

Long-term:

bibleAfter the initial term of the project, continue to provide counsel and, in special situations, financial help to the program graduates for up to two years. If the young mom has accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, continue to disciple her; if not, continue to keep an open relationship in order to encourage future opportunities for evangelism.

Evaluation:

Meet with the young adult monthly to discuss issues. Monitor progress quarterly and if progress falls below established levels the youth must leave the program. At 3 months a larger evaluation occurs. A final evaluation occurs at 24 months.

“He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings” – Deuteronomy 32:10-11

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