The Orphanage of Hope was started by the local Baptist Church who saw a need that was not being met. After prayerful consideration they were given a vision to open an orphanage. In 1998, renovations began on the first building after capital funds were received from the MCC. Four years later, the Pryazovs'ke Orphanage opened its doors and began caring for 25 orphans who were placed there by the state.
Since the opening, the home has not received any government assistance; rather the state requires taxes, dictates the amount of orphans sent to the orphanage, and expects specific items to be purchased in order to maintain their government status. The directors and staff continue to work each day in faith for the provisions of the home. The orphanage is currently home to 52 children in addition to 30 workers.
The children, staff, and home have remained safe during the current crisis in Ukraine.