Together we can help make a difference for children

Raising a child with disability is great and selfless work. Such children require 24 hour care 7 days a week.

The “Short Break Service” is an assistance program for parents of children with disabilities. The service allows parents to receive help from trained and supervised professional family by entrusting them with the responsibility of caring for their child.

The professional family’s help allows parents to do household chores or just rest, keeping them loving and caring parents. A small respite allows parents to keep the child in a strong and loving family without a need of out-of-home care, lowering risk of removal. 

      

"The idea of  the “Short Break Service”  is great. As a Mom, who has gone through a lot of challenges, I know how important it is for parents to have an opportunity to step back from the endless issues of care and health treatment."

OLGA MALLAEVA, YURA’S MOTHER

“Short Break Service” has become a breath of fresh air for us that brought out of the crisis; I was able to become more useful to my child. This is an organization that I can trust Dima, without fear that his condition becomes worse."

OLGA GRIGORIEVA, DIMA’S MOTHER

"If I had asked, what is caring for a disabled child, I would say that it is a lifelong single cell. The support of “Short Break Service” brought me out of the deepest depression and difficult life situation."

ANNA ANTONOVA, KIRILL AND MAXIM’S MOTHER

"It is difficult to understand that such simple things as going to the store or to the doctor can be a real challenge when you look after a child who needs every minute of your time. Thank you the team of the “Short Break Service” for the help and support."

ELENA KLOCHKOVSKAYA, ELINA’S MOTHER

"Our family will not survive without  the “Short Break Service”. We can become stronger in our circumstances, but not for long.  The “Short Break Service” is a huge support for us!"

IRINA MIKHALCHENKO, MOTHER OF 4 CHILDREN

“Short Break Service” discovered new opportunities for me! I realized that life goes on and that other people would like to help my son.
I do live now!"

SVETLANA GUSEVA, LEV’S MOTHER

"If there was no the “Short Break Service” I would be 10 times more overloaded.  I wouldn’t be able to manage alone, and Jaroslav couldn’t achieve such good results."

YULIA KURNIKOVA, YARIK AND VOLODYA’S MOTHER


Together we can help!

In 2015 our families' need for the "Short Break Service" is 25 000 hours

 
 


12 990 hours raised                      25 000 hours required


     

"A lot of initiatives of this organization have success in our city.
The "Short Break Service" is a wonderful project. Of course, it would be great if eventually it will go under the state's wing. Good ideas for no doubt must be supported.
It is great that such organizations exist. "

S. Agapitova
The Commissioner for Children's Rights in St. Petersburg