The International Center for Hope's psychologists have continued working with the volunteers who are being taught to work with the drug and alcohol addicts during the month of December. In January, the volunteers will work without supervision of the psychologists and will work directly with the addicted. Even though we are in transition regarding office space, the volunteers continued meeting with them at their places.
Twice a week ICH staff visited the Orphanage/Internoit School #2. The children are always so excited when we visit and welcome us with love and joy. The volunteers talk with the children actively, discussing the topics devoted to friendship, love, and self-esteem. Each meeting is normally concluded with a movie or games.
December brought us 6 needy families to assist. Food, clothing, shoes and toys were given to them.
Work on The Center office space continued during December. It is almost repaired.
We are especially proud about the opening of the ICH Branch in Vodkins. We are thankful that we have finished all the legal matters concerning the opening now. The office is ready to accept needy families; volunteers have been found that will work with both the children and chemical dependent people (addicts). During December, time was devoted to the preparation for the first Charity Christmas Tree. A special script was written for this presentation. The Vodkins office is following the same policies and practices as ICH in Izhevsk.
As always, we are truly thankful for all who have assisted us with monetary gifts as well as those who volunteer their time. Without these people, we could not do all the programs and projects nor purchase gifts for the orphans and food/clothing for the needy.
WE SAY THANKS.