Blog: House of Esther

New Families Move In

House of Esther, Armenia

 

House of Esther (HoE) has undergone phenomenal progress in this quarter, allowing two additional family entities to set up residence there. Most of the current refugee family groups and individuals come from war-torn Syria. Much trauma has occurred in their lives. Almost all need measures of counseling, in most cases relating to some form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  

 

Winterizing the House of Esther

House of Esther, Armenia

 

Winter has come to stay at the House of Esther (HoE) in Armenia and will remain until late April. This means much of life centers around simply keeping warm and staying indoors, which entails providing things to do inside that are also productive and beneficial to the HoE.  

 

Finding Refuge and New Hope

House of Esther, Armenia

Allow us to introduce Hratch, a new resident at the House of Esther (HoE). A man in his late 40s, Hratch is from war-torn Syria. He was part of the community security teams for his local church and school in Aleppo and injured his leg during a car bomb explosion by the local moderate rebels.

Father & Son Settle In

House of Esther, Armenia

 

Apo is from war-torn Syria. His wife was killed in the conflict as they were fleeing. He is seeking to rebuild his life and distance himself from all the horrors of war he has experienced with his son George. Apo and George are currently living in the House of Esther (HoE).  

 

Move-In Day is Here!

House of Esther, Armenia

The time for moving in has come, and things have really picked up. Exciting things are happening and there is a lot of transformation taking place. This may seem like something small, but this barn (an old mobile building) is an example of the transformation that is happening at the House of Esther in Spitak, Armenia.

Working Together, Making Ready

House of Esther, Armenia

Our little team left for a week in Spitak to continue work in the House of Esther. We started by painting the entire interior of the building. We have also selected and ordered all the material necessary for the work going forward.

Building a True Refuge

House of Esther, Armenia

We are coordinating our efforts with a partner organization in preparation for the training schedule in March. We are also in the process of establishing a bank account in Armenia to handle future financial transactions for the House of Esther. We need to provide the allocated funds for February through April, so that the partner organization may continue on our schedule for the refugee families and programs.

Building a Home for the Homeless

House of Esther, Armenia

Before winter set in, our team descended upon the House of Esther with several boxes filled with necessary household items, tools, and building materials. The weather was nice and warm, so we worked long hours, with enthusiasm and hope, to finish as much as possible. The construction contractor, his workers, and some local friends were helping us.

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