Housing Facilities and Youth Centre in Keila for Rehabilitation Program Graduates
For years we've been thinking and speaking about a suitable house where our men, after finishing the rehabilitation program, could live and get integrated into society. We've been so hoping to find it!
Dreams do come true! Last December we signed a10-year lease contract with Keila Baptist Church. The object of the agreement is renovating their three-floored apartment house in Keila and building temporary flats for graduates of the program of the Village of Hope in order to facilitate their integration into society.
In the photo: The house in Keila waiting for renovation works to get underway. The third floor will house rooms for the men who have finished our program. For an agreed period of time and on agreed-upon terms, the graduates will have a chance to reside in these rooms, go to work and gradually and painlessly integrate into regular and everyday life.
On the second floor, we're planning to start a youth centre where young people can play pool, watch movies and spend their free time in a useful and interesting way. On the first floor, there could be a second hand clothes shop to raise money for the support of rehabilitation work.
In the photo: Viljam Borissenko, the Executive Manager of the Village of Hope presenting the designs and planned jobs to Keila Baptist Church.
In the photo: The house from inside… yes, it will take time and a lot of working hands, but above all – financial means. We do have a few ideas about how to raise money and apply for financial support, and let's hope we'll succeed in preparing the project. Some of our partner congregations from abroad have also expressed their interest in supporting the project. All ideas and donations are very welcome!