Five Outreaches of The Harbor
Houses orphans in apartments. Live-in staff provide guidance, a home, and a platform for experiencing family life.
Vocational Training Center
Younger orphans are exposed to various career options for the first time in their lives.
Younger and older orphans learn valuable skills such as carpentry, English, sewing, cosmetology, computer, etc. For some these skills will simply be additional life skills. Others are using these skills to acquire supplemental income ie.(doing haircuts for friends). Still others are attempting to develop small businesses out of these skills (computer services, beauty salon, art boutique).
Local businessmen/women are brought in to discuss themes such as resumes, interviewing, dressing for success, and business ethics.
The Culture Club
Lessons in instrumental music, choral music, and drama are taught. Encouraging creativity is both therapeutic and empowering. It also serves to connect these orphans with their extremely rich Russian heritage.
Young Mothers Program
Guidance and counseling is provided to young, mostly single, mothers-all of whom grew up as orphans or in troubled homes.
An intentional program to follow up with graduates of The Harbor designed to provide them with continued development of life skills, advocacy, support and community.