Lumos is an organization dedicated to ending the institutionalization of orphan youth throughout the world and shifting to family based care, specifically in the areas of Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. According to Lumos, there are 8 millions orphans living around the world in institutions, with 90% having atleast one relative still alive. Children are separated from their families because they are poor, disabled, or from an ethnic minority. Lumos advocates for individuals among these populations and works to establish community and family based care structures.
Learn more about this organization here: http://www.wearelumos.org/the-problem
Also, be sure to check out Lumos’ by the numbers, visual graphics of child abuse and neglect in orphanages: http://www.wearelumos.org/resources/by-the-numbers