25 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN LEAVE CHILDREN HOMES EVERY YEAR
Oct 17 2006
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 17, ARMENPRESS: The Armenian government has earmarked
325 million drams this year for purchase of apartments for young
men and women who leave children homes and other institutionalized
According to Armenian labor and social affairs ministry, which
supervises these establishments, every year about 25 young men and
women leave children homes. This year alone 53 such young men and
women will be given apartments. This program of assisting graduates
of institutionalized children establishments was adopted in 2003. A
2004 study found that 220 graduates needed apartments.
Apart from providing apartments the program also envisages various
training programs for these graduates. They are also eligible to
legal and medical assistance.
>From its inception the program has already provided apartments to 100
people. The draft 2007 budget will raise subsidies to social sector
from this year’s 56 billion drams to 64 billion drams.