Back in 2016, when a group from Love Russia went to build a playground at the crisis centre, we met Yaraslava (Yara), 37 years old. Only weeks before she had given birth to a baby girl called Vera. When she arrived at the centre, she was heavily pregnant and in a bad way. A string of bad choices in her past had overwhelmed her to the point of attempting suicide and she needed help to change her life completely. Yara's STORY:
The whole of Yara's adult life had been filled wi
Sergey is 22 years old but has the developmental age of around 10.
Love Russia mentor, Nadya, told us of his challenges, how vulnerable he is and that, due to his severe mental delay, independence is something he is nowhere near ready for.
Like most of Yan and Nadya's group, Sergey was brought up in an orphanage. It is unclear why he was placed there…but typically it's because of one of the following; his parents lived in poverty, were addicts, orphans themselves or they we