CCI is pioneering a movement to de-institutionalise children in Belarus whenever possible. When a child is institutionalised, he or she is often deprived of the opportunity to experience family life, feel like a full member of society and develop in a normal environment. Our long-term aim is to provide the social supports and education to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live in a loving home of their own, and that every person—regardless of physical or mental ability—can reach their full potential and be an active member of the community.
As part of our commitment to de-institutionalise children, we are focusing our efforts on investing in “Homes of Hope,” hospice and community care, independent living, day-care centres and community development. Each of these initiatives helps to keep children at home with their families, even when they are sick, dying or in need of support and care for day-to-day living.
Working closely with local agencies, we deliver a wide range of services to disadvantaged families, the disabled, the terminally ill, and children at risk. We also introduce our local partners to international experts, helping them to develop world-class care programmes in their own communities.