Walking with Orphans (WWO) was founded in 2010 under the name of Eastern European and Russian Orphanages Project by Melissa Perghel (Brown), a native of Snellville, Georgia, after working with orphans in Romania and Moldova and seeing first hand the great need for both physical and relational support among the high numbers of the orphaned and vulnerable populations in these countries. WWO grew out of a desire to help meet these multitude of issues. Since its founding, WWO has donated thousands of dollars of clothing and goods to orphans in need throughout Eastern Europe and Russia. Beginning in 2015 WWO has been focused on working exclusively within Romania providing mental health services, spiritual mentorship, and transitional living programs to children in the child protective services system.
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