God Loves Albania Ministries (GLAM)
GLAM is a Christian organisation that has been active in Albania since 1991. Initially, the organisation coordinated relief and missionary activities, and currently specialises in the special needs of people with physical disabilities, not only providing people with wheelchairs but also assisting with rehabilitation, education and integration.
Link to website: http://gesina.in-actie.nl
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Christ und Behinderung
CuB are reaching out to people with physical disabilities with the Gospel and helping them to integrate in churches, organizing meetings, outings etc.
Link to website: http://www.christ-und-behinderung.at
Torchbeariers Schloss Klaus
D.I.G. “Diakonie in der Gemeinde” is a Schloss Klaus ministry which operates two daycare centres for people with disabilities, situated in the towns of Windischgarsten and Kirchdorf.
Link to website: http://schlossklaus.at/
Gemeenten en Gehandicapten vzw
G & G is a non-profit organization committed to helping churches, to improve integration and inclusion of people with disabilities, who often live isolated lives. The churches don´t want to exclude anyone, but are not always aware of the needs of persons with disabilities. G & G organization wants to be a source of information and support for people with disabilities and churches.
Link to website: www.geng-info.be
Belgium Milal (Under Europe Milal)
Belgium Milal is part of the European Milal Mission and has been working closely with the Belgium Disability Network and the Korean Church of Brussels. Belgium Milal has organised performances with our talented musical team, Belgium Ensemble, and with the support of both the Korean Church of Brussels and the students of Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. The musical group, called Tetracelli, also steadily served as a volunteer for the Milal performances. In June 2019, Belgium Milal organised a performance at Les Eglantines, a nursing home in Brussels, sponsored by the Choir in front of the Throne from the Korean Church of Brussels. In November of that year, Belgium Milal organised another performance with the support of Europe Milal Mission. In the future, Belgium Milal will continue to provide music and volunteer services to the elderly and disabled and continue to work alongside the Belgium Disability Network.
Light For Life Foundation-Bulgaria
Light for Life provides a much needed service in the lives of disabled adults. Government funded care is available for individuals for only 20 days in a year and only if they can get to the institution by themselves. Any hope for quality of life requires sustained rehabilitation and care. Our organization aims to make this financially viable.
Link to website: http://www.svetlinazajivot.com/
The Lora Foundation seeks to better the lives of the destitute children of Bulgaria.
Link to website: http://www.lorafoundation.co.za/
New Hope for People with Disabilities
New Hope is working with and for people with disabilities in Bulgaria. Their purpose is to reach people with disabilities with the message of the Gospel.
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Croatian Disability Ministry
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Christlicher Körperbehinderten Verein und seine Freunde Annaberg e.V.
Link to website: http://www.ckv-annaberg.de/
Link to website: http://www.dienet-einander.de
PFB are working within the German Evangelical Alliance. Their aim is to raise awareness in Christian churches and organisations to include people with disabilities. Our members are spread all over Germany and we meet three times a year to prepare conferences, put leaflets and flyers together with informations around the theme of disability, Christian beliefs and inclusion of disabled people in Christian events.
Link to website: https://perspektivforum-behinderung.ead.de/
The Bartimeus Foundation is a Christian organization with a vision for the blind and partially sighted people in Hungary and East Europe, committed to share Christian resources and activities and connect the disabled with Jesus Christ.
Link to website: http://bartimeus.hu/
Joni and Friends
Joni and Friends Italia O.D.V. is an association of Christian volunteers that has been operating for over 20 years in the field of disability. The volunteer organization has been recognized by the Regione Piemonte but operates throughout Italy with its local groups. Our evangelical Christian inspiration urges us to give material help to those who suffer, but also spiritual and formative help to increase awareness of disability and the problems connected to it. We are engaged abroad by sending reconditioned orthopedic aids and materials to various Eastern European countries and beyond. On the internal front, we organize courses, conferences, visits to clinics and hospitals. Spiritually, we encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities within their communities and sensitize churches to operate in the practical, moral and evangelistic support work for people with disabilities in the social sphere. We are attentive to propose interventions for the removal of architectural and cultural barriers in every sector, starting from the ecclesial one. We prepare our volunteers for effective interventions in times of emergency without neglecting their personal safety and sensitive and empathetic preparation. Our missions, while inspired by the experience of Joni and his organization in the USA, however, have an integrated connotation to the Italian social fabric.
Link to website: http://www.jafitalia.org/
Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoniAndFriendsItalia/
Link to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrXxkjU1fPMwsG9oDiF4mQ
Stanza Enea (Aeneus´ room)
The charity promotes volunteer work in hospitals and care homes. It offers services, friendship and encouragement to the disabled and families. It promotes literature and reflections on disability and the Bible. It promotes days of prayer for the healing and encouragement of the disabled and families. It seems to promote awareness of the disabled in churches.
Link to website: www.stanzaenea.org
Designed to Live
Designed to Live serving those affected with disability by empowering them physically, emotionally, and spiritually with the intentional demonstration of the love of Jesus Christ.
Link to website: http://www.designedtolivelatvia.com/
W4W is a ministry for people with mobility disabilities that was started by YWAM Riga in 2007 with the goal of reaching out to people with disabilities, to give them a chance to hear the Gospel and attain eternal life.
Link to website: http://w4w.lv
Charity Mission for the Disabled
The Charity Mission is a Christian, non-profit and non-political organisation. Their vision is to take the love of Christ in word and in action to severely disabled people in Moldova.
Link to website: http://www.moldovacharitymission.org.uk
Joni i Przyjaciele Polska (Joni and Friends Poland)
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Our work is to become “history makers”. To bring value and dignity to vulnerable people in Romania who have additional needs (special needs). Our aim….. to network and promote a culture working towards “inclusion” for those with additional needs. To give respect and opportunity for them to become Advocates and become “history makers”.
Caritatea is an extended family, where the members speak the same language, the language of suffering. Activities between people with special needs are based on one question: What good can I do here?
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Sharing the Hope of the Gospel with those affected by disabilities.
Mefi is a Christian ministry that works with people with learning disability and their families. We work in the area of Barcelona since 1996. We offer activities for leisure time (specially for adults) and support to the families.
Link to website: https://www.facebook.com/GrupMefi/
Glaube und Behinderung
People with a disability do not need separate church services, they need the admission warm welcome in their church. We seek spiritual welfare – for people with disabilities, and help churches to understand and integrate people with a disability. We advice – about structural barriers – we give biblical answers to questions – we give the people with a disability a voice in the churches and in society – we organize holidays and weekends – we speak in church services, in seminars and in theological training centres.
Our differences are often visible. It is how we are – and we are created by God. God loves every one of us personally and has a plan for us; that gives us hope. We share this hope with other people in the same situation. We support people with a disability, to find their place in the church. We set an example of how to support people with a disability.
Link to website: http://www.gub.ch/
Kardelen Mercy Teams (Kardelen Derneği)
Kardelen Mercy Teams is charity incorporated to support the care of the disabled and their families in Turkey. Kardelen is Turkish for “snowdrop,” an early-blooming flower that can burst through the cold ground and snow, reminding us of the treasures hidden from sight and the potential for renewal.The kardelen symbolizes God’s ability to bring the fullness of life to special needs children in Turkey.
Agape Ukraine (Агапе Україна)
Agape Ukraine is a non-profit, non-governmental organization serving people with disabilities. The activities of the organization are based on Christian values and are carried out by a dedicated team of people who practically assist and care for people with disabilities. We invite individuals, churches and organizations who value our Vision, embrace our Mission, and respect our Values to join us and cooperate with us.
Link to website: https://en.agapeukraine.com/
Mission to Ukraine
Headquartered in Zhitomir, Ukraine, our team is passionate about transforming the lives of those who are the most overlooked in Ukrainian society. We are able to meet our community’s most pressing needs through our Pregnancy Care and Special Needs services in our rehabilitation center that offers a wide array of medical, social, psychological, educational and therapeutic services.
Link to website: http://www.missiontoukraine.org
New Life centre Kiev
Link to website: http://www.nlc.kiev.ua/
Count Everyone In
Inspiring and equipping God’s church to be welcoming and accessible to all, especially those who are so often marginalised by society and even the church because of learning disability.
Link to website: https://www.counteveryonein.org.uk/
Read their story: https://europeandisabilitynetwork.com/2020/09/18/petewinmill/
Through the Roof
Through the Roof is a registered charity that exists to Transform lives through Jesus with disabled people. Through the Roof works with and through disabled people and churches to transform individuals and communities. Our vision is of a world where all people live interdependently, giving and receiving as God intended. We provide churches with resources to include disabled people and offer Christians life-changing volunteer opportunities.
Link to website: http://www.throughtheroof.org
Torch Trust is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss. Torch Trust’s aims can be summarised as enabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives. Towards this end we provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. Our services are offered to all who experience sight loss, of all faiths or none, and including those with sight loss who have other disabilities.
Link to website: http://www.torchtrust.org/
Urban Saints are a UK based youth and children’s ministry. Among the services that we provide is an additional needs ministry to encourage, enable and equip children’s, youth and families’ workers to reach, include, create belonging for, and disciple all children and young people, especially those with additional needs or disabilities. We offer a range of ways for people to connect with and benefit from this ministry area, including training, consultancy, an online learning community, and a range of articles and video content as well as a weekly blog.
Link to website: www.urbansaints.org/additionalneeds or contact Mark Arnold: marnold at urbansaints dot org
Europe Milal Mission
Milal is an international evangelical movement, which intercedes for people with disabilities all over the world. It was started in 1979 in Korea by a theologian of the Presbyterian Church, who went blind for no apparent reason. Milal has employees in Germany, Austria, Hungary, France and Spain.
Link to website: http://www.milal.eu/