Help a parentless child, restore a generation and unlock the future.
Otchiy Dim (Father’s House) is non-governmental charity organisation, founded in 1966 by Dr Roman Korniiko as a response to the problem of child homelessness in Ukraine. Today, we are a unique network of innovative programs designed for the rehabilitation of children living in dangerous conditions. Our responsive and complex system aims first and foremost to bring children back to their biological families safely and with full support from our social workers. Where this is not possible, we either guide them through the process of adoption, or prepare them for an independent and integrated adult life.
We are based in Petrivske Village, 5 km out of the city of Kyiv, where we have a care centre for working with orphans and children deprived of parental care, known as Otchiy Dim House. We also have projects based in Petrivske, Kyiv and Radomyshl' which reach out to orphans, children with disabilities, elderly people, children at risk, and those in need of humanitarian aid.
At Father’s House, we envision a Ukraine in which every child has the opportunity to explore and fulfil their potential. We are striving towards a future in which no child is denied their right to good social conditions, education or spiritual nourishment.
Our mission is to deliver holistic, timely and reliable social care to children at risk. In doing so, we seek to restore a generation and create a brighter future.
Father’s House ensures that the child is always at the centre of decision making. We conduct our work according to the following core principles:
The path to rehabilitation and reintegration is a complex process. Accordingly, our approach is systematic, yet always leaves room for innovation. We focus both on sustainability and adaptability to ensure that we meet the individual needs of every child who comes into our care.
At Father’s House, we promise to:
In order to uphold our principles in everything we do, we are a charity without association to any government or religion. We are supported by the financial backing of our incredibly generous donors from around the world, and by grants and funds from government institutions and individuals who share our vision. We seek to lead by best-practice example in all that we do and continue to share our experience with state institutions and other organisations working the realm of family and social services.