The family infrastructure is one of the leading indicators of the health of a community. A community that is growing and thriving is a community where families are intact, work together to build a good life, care for one another and their children and seek to contribute to the betterment of the society. Societal factors that work against having healthy families include things like high unemployment, lack of educational opportunities and corruption. These societal factors contribute to a high degree of stress for individuals and families often resulting in alcoholism, abuse, neglect, divorce and suicide. These factors weaken the family unit and starts a cycle of abuse and neglect that if not addressed properly will result in a high degree of social problems and a weak community.
The most vulnerable population of a society are the orphans, single mothers, disabled, widowed and elderly. It is said that “a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members (Gandhi).” Caring Heart exists to help some of the most vulnerable in Taraz, Kazakhstan see their value and provide opportunities to build a better life for themselves and their children.
To provide a safe, loving community for orphans, single mothers and those marginalized and become for them a place of hope and a place they can call “home.” We want those who come to be surrounded by people committed to pouring into broken lives so they can heal and build productive lives. Children and adults will learn they are uniquely created for a special purpose. More than simply meeting the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, we will seek to address the emotional, medical and educational needs of those who come for help. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for life and the training necessary to fulfill the call on their lives.
The long-term vision is to see this model duplicated elsewhere in Kazakhstan and other parts of the world.
Our Mission Statement
“To build a community where all ENGAGE with one another in ENRICHING ways so all will be EMPOWERED to be who each were uniquely created to be.”
We Engage by being involved in one another’s lives intentionally and with purpose…
We Enrich one another’s lives by caring for, encouraging, loving, forgiving, learning, teaching, helping to develop talents and skills and contributing in a positive way to the community irregardless of ability, ethnicity, faith or gender
We Empower by providing a safe and accepting environment where people can be given the opportunity to heal from past hurts and trauma and where each person is encouraged to see and embrace his or her value and become who he or she was uniquely created to be