The “Island of Hope” Family Preservation Center, located in Yuzhny, utilizes a mixture of staff and volunteers to offer an unheard of service in most of second and third world countries — after-school and weekend care for at-risk families. Our center goes beyond tutoring to include nutritious snacks and meals, ethics and Biblical lessons and crafts, speech therapy, physician services and social worker appointments, as well as outreach to their families.

The high quality care being provided prevents struggling parents from surrendering their children to the local orpahnage or parental rights being terminated. We are excited to partner with “Island of Hope” and every family being positively impacted by this incredible, indigenous team. They work hard, seven days a week, to provide this program.

Only $30 a month supports a child for the care they’ve never had.


Nourished Hearts is currently planning it’s first ever Transitional Care staff.

The orphan care team of Bethel Baptist in Yuzhny, Ukraine, are preparing to offer social worker care on a personal basis for three young people who have graduated from the Zhovten State orphanage and currently have needs beyond their means.

Transitional Care will afford our social worker staff to adapt quickly to the ever-changing needs of an orphan who has been forced to leave the orphanage upon high graduation. While every child is different, their needs can be in such areas as housing, college and trade assistance, or obtaining a job, just to name a few.

Join us through your contributions in planning for this exciting next step for Nourished Hearts.


Our partner Orphan Visitation Team reaches into an orphanage which was once off limits to visitors. Our team was persistent, however, and eventually earned one visit, which has blossomed into a visit every other week. When the team arrives, the children come running. The children have grown to love our team members, and feeling is returned. Many children even visit with team member families during the holidays. You can imagine the joy for all involved. Nourished Hearts enables this dedicated team to furnish life enrichment, self-care classes and so much more. Your recurring donation of only $15 enables a child to a month of loving visits, classes and gifts at birthdays and holidays.

Please consider joining our prayer and funding opportunities for these orphaned children.

These areas of care are managed under our flagship program, The Island of Hope, in Yuzhny, Ukraine.