Government orphanages in Central Asia are very difficult places. The paid workers do the cooking, cleaning, and maintenance of the facilities. Thousands of children in the homes are warehoused until they turn 18, and then are sent out from the orphanage with few life skills to be able to succeed. Many of the orphanage graduates get menial jobs, or worse still, many of the girls are forced into prostitution, just to survive.
Hope Haven was established as an aftercare home for girls who have aged out of the orphanages. It is a transition home for young women in distress who lack the emotional, vocational and financial resources needed to succeed as adults. The young ladies who come to Hope Haven stay for one to two years. During this time they receive vocational training, medical care, and life skills training. They find life-changing hope and healing.