Located in Targu-Mures, Romania the Transitional Living Center officially opened in January 2009 by hosting three girls from the Zau Orphanage and a mentor who is helping them make decisions in building their own future. The Transitional Home seeks to help orphans and at-risk children transition from the structured environment of orphanages to independent living. Through this program we offer to the beneficiaries: housing, nourishment, medical care, social and professional guidance, developing knowledge in managing a household or a budget, as well as activities which could help widen their world view and their self-knowledge.
Continuing education such as college or trade school is implemented into the personalized life plan, with independent living being the goal.The beneficiaries are included in the program for a 6 to 12 months period with the possibility of prolonging their contract according to personal need or the furthering of their education. During this time the girls are encouraged to find a job.
Through April of 2011 we have had 6 young adults successfully transition through the living center. Knowing that the home is for young adults who have much to learn, we feel we are making a difference in their lives. Results are not always immediately seen but with FAITH that the hard work put into their lives will make a difference.
Prayers for the mentor of the Transitional Living Center are needed. This position has the difficult task of supplying the discipline needed for the young ladies to learn, but also the ability to teach independence. After years of dependence on institutional living the residents of the home are desperate to live their own lives. This dynamic causes stress on everyone in the home. Pray regularly for the mentor and the residents.
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