In early 2011, with an unprecedented move, the Moldovan government allowed Stella’s Voice to open and run the very orphanage where we had invested many years getting to know and love the children. This is not far from the orphanage where Stella, our inspiration and namesake, was raised.
We invested over a half-million dollars to replace the roof, windows, heating system, water well, and plumbing.
We call it Providence House, and most of the children were living in unthinkable poverty before coming to our home. Many had never seen a flushing toilet, gone to bed with a full stomach, or slept in a warm bed. Often, the neglect was from alcoholic relatives and abuse was common.
For many, Providence House is the first place they've ever felt 'home'.