EFFATHA was founded after we experienced firsthand the needs and lack of support experienced by older children aging out of orphanages. After years of working to assist children and families with adoption, these children became part of our family and forever engraved on our hearts. Sadly, due to some changes in the Polish political system, adoptions have become more difficult and hosting a child from Poland overseas has become impossible. EFFATHA foundation supports the children that may never be adopted, instead, transitioning into adult life without a family’s support and guidance. Our goal is to work with orphanages and the children, your children, as they become independent and start their adult life. We know these children are tremendously vulnerable and need guidance, assistance, and support. Your support through EFFATHA can make a dramatic difference in their lives, helping an older child to make a successful transition into adulthood. Just because they are not in your home doesn't mean they are not part of your family and heart.
The EFFATHA Foundation is for orphaned and abandoned children, and our dream is to create a network of "friendship families" that can be a support for them when they are at the highest risk: as they age out and leave the orphanages. Our Goal is to mentor and support these children and to help them create healthier and more stable lives than what they experienced as children. We also plan to assist them financially so they can start and finish school to master their talents and interests. This will give them a chance for a better life and the much needed self-confidence to become the adult they have always dreamed of becoming.
A Drivers License Course. This allows him to support himself as a taxi driver, delivery driver, or have the option to drive to a job