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Wide Awake Family

Our Community

Wide Awake International (WAI) was founded in 2013, we are a nonprofit organization based in Oregon and Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Our vision is the deinstitutionalization of Eastern Europe's most marginalized children.  We believe in the dignity of every human being and seek to bring hope, dignity, love and improved quality of life to orphans with special needs in Ukraine.

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To multiply our efforts, we hope to inspire both Ukrainian nationals and the international community to join this work. We are working to train a community of compassionate parents and caregivers who can support the complex needs of children in various settings.

As internationals, we know the best work we can do is to be a creative spark so the local citizenry can solve this injustice and carry on this work for their fellow citizens.  


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