About Young Life Ukraine

Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe with a population of more than 50 million and is boarded by 7 countries and the Black Sea. The dissolution of the Soviet Union started an economic transition, in which Ukraine was stricken with a depression it has yet to recover from. The average monthly wage is $355 and the country's divorce rate is ranked fifth in the world. Its capital city, Kyiv, is recognized as a significant supplier to human trafficking. High levels of poverty, unemployment, 
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and alcoholism contribute to parents being unable to care for their own children. With more than 50,000 street kids living in the Ukraine and many of them turning to prostitution, the AIDS epidemic is increasing to one of the highest in the world.

Young Life Ukraine mentors and educates these kids, offering scholarships and safe interim housing programs, modeling healthy family lifestyles, and providing emotional support, sports programs and community outreach. The Young Life Centers give the kids a place to congregate and learn about Jesus through the love and care shown by Young Life leaders.
Ministry started: 1994
Number of kids reached: 5,000+
​Number of staff: 7​​​​

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Young Life Ukraine | 420 N Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3325

Phone: (719) 381-1774

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