Right to Housing for Children Leaving Orphanages

Initiative: “Alliance for Protection of Children´s Rights”

Place: Odessa, Odessa Oblast

Year: 2017

The platform of social NGOs from the Odessa Oblast that work with children from local orphanages launched a campaign. It aims at full implementation of a programme which would guarantee housing to adolescents leaving the orphanage. A particular goal of the campaign is to allocate financial means on a regular basis from the Oblast Administration´s budget that would enable to enhance housing capacity of such shelters. These would help greater integration of the disadvantaged children from orphanages to seek more independence. Currently over 2000 of such adolescents from the Odessa Oblast have nowhere to live.