Monday, July 17, 2017
Mosaic International

Following the fall of communism in 1990, many Eastern European countries found themselves with a new crisis on their hands: tens of thousands of children locked up in state institutions across the country. Some of them were orphans, others were disabled with parents unable to care for them, while others were given up temporarily by parents who were too poor to feed them. 

Mosaic’s international ministry came to life in the early 1990s and played an important role in the deinstitutionalization of children in Latvia and Romania. Twenty years later, Mosaic is being asked to help with a similar process in Ukraine, where close to 100,000 children experience grow up in a state institution, away from the love and care of their families.