Who We Are?
The Rainbow of Hope Temporary Placement Center for Children contributes to positive changes in the lives of children in difficult situations through their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.
The dream of creating a children’s center was born on a troubled evening in 1999, when returning home after a hard day’s work, Tatiana Vorona, a resident of Chisinau, noticed a group of children rummaging in a trash can, looking for food. Moved by the suffering of the unfortunate children, the woman took them home to eat to their heart’s content and take a hot shower.“At first it was very difficult – admit Tatiana and her husband Igor. “The children were very distant from us, but in time they gained confidence in us, entrusting us with even their secrets. I found out that some of them live in abandoned basements, in the stairs of blocks of flats, and in summer they sometimes form on the crypts in the cemetery.
The Vorona family decided to intervene somehow urgently. They organized a small shelter, and throughout the year they provided the basic needs of the children: food, clothing and medicine. Igor and Tatiana understood that these children needed the author of specialists such as a psychologist, social worker and teacher. Motivated by the actions taken, this friendly family asked for help from the ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency). With the author of ADRA Moldova, the project “Street Children” was created: A small center for children, for which the Municipality of Chisinau provided space in a kindergarten. The project fund provides us with furniture, books, players and other essentials. Experts were invited to help with the physical, psychological, moral and spiritual needs of the children. It seemed that all things were going well and the vision of creating a center for children is coming true, but … Because the kindergarten building was old, other problems arose: the disabled system was not working well, the roof was leaking. Then a miracle happened.
Nicolae and Angela Visnea’s family showed a gesture of kindness, covering all the expenses for the construction of the new Rehabilitation Center for children. In the spring of 2006, they acquired a plot of land in a small picturesque town on the banks of the Dniester River. The construction work was going very fast, and already in November 2006, the Children’s Center was waiting for the guests.They are children of school age, starting from 7 years to 18 years. The center has a capacity for 25 children. For a year, over 35 teenagers find shelter under the roof of our center. On average, a child is in our center from half a year to a year, and as soon as it is possible to return them to the parental family, placement under guardianship or adoption, the center’s staff make every effort to achieve these goals.
Children have a right to be children and our values are aligned with anyone who believes just that. What we do know, is we can’t achieve our goals without the extraordinary help of extraordinary people, businesses and organisations and want to talk to anyone who wants.