After spending her childhood in an orphanage, Hasmik was bound for a large and abusive psychiatric institution in Armenia. Until Friends of Warm Hearth came along.
Friends of Warm Hearth provides long-term care to Armenian orphans with disabilities over the age of 18. The nonprofit welcomed Hasmik into a group home in 2008. Hasmik has called it home ever since.
Hasmik said of her life today:
“I feel good. I love everyone. I weave carpets and rugs. I do embroidery. I go into the community.”
This is a story from GlobalGiving’s Voices from the Crowd series.