We protect childhood in Guatemala, India, Moldova, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. We provide direct care, support families and communities, and advocate for children's rights. We work with refugees from Ukraine, foster care, case management, and more.
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Olga was abandoned by her parents at the hospital on the day she was born. Shortly after, she was adopted. Her adoptive parents drank every day and could hardly take care of themselves. The strongest memories Olga has to this day are of them drunk and she being cold and hungry. Eventually, the authorities took her away and placed her in an orphanage.
When Olga lived at the orphanage, she learned about how CERI helped children. She was soon matched with a sponsor in America and started participating in activities such as life skills trainings, counseling and volunteering.
Through her sponsor’s support, she moved into an apartment where she felt safe. When she was sick, her CERI case manager took her to the doctor. Her sponsor wrote her letters and her CERI mentor supported her emotionally. Olga went to college and was ready to face life as an adult because she found the love and affection all children need from a family.
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