Objectives

Section 1: To provide a loving residential environment to the boarding school graduates and disadvantaged youth. The housing will be of a transitional type and will be available to the youth until they complete their studies and are comfortable to live on their own.

Section 2: To provide essential life skill training, such as healthy living, healthy cooking, good manners, communication,  home repair, financial planning and responsibility.

Section 3: To help to discern talents and gifts God has given them and encourage implementation of these talents in their lives; to help them to meet college entry requirements and to pass entrance exams to be accepted to the desired school by providing free private tutoring, to help in the same way throughout their study, and to offer advice for successfully landing a job.

Section 4: To provide traditional Catechism classes, to arrange trips to daily Mass, to provide the daily opportunity to participate in the Sacraments, to provide spiritual care and counseling. The Catechism classes will be based on the Baltimore Catechism and on the Catechism of Saint Pius X. While Catechism, prayers, Sacraments, and counseling will be available for those teens and young adults who are interested in participating, such participation is not compulsory or expected, and teaching will be carried out primarily by example.

Section 5: To organize and host summer camps. To organize hiking, biking, and ski trips or other recreational activities.

Section 6: To organize and lead vocations pilgrimages to shrines, convents, seminaries, and monasteries within Ukraine and abroad to help the teens and young adults to discover their vocation and the state of life to which God calls them: family life, religious life, priesthood, or consecrated life in the world.

Section 7: To regularly visit younger orphans in state-run boarding schools and organize for them learning and discernment activities, games, and local trips.

Section 8: By extending the mission of the Philomena House, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, to provide special loving care for girls in an unexpected pregnancy. The objective is to decrease the number of abortions by offering pregnant girls and their babies a loving home. Adoptions and referrals to legally authorized adoption agencies will be encouraged if necessary. The spirit of the organization in this regard is to build a foundation for life and family based on the unchanging truths of God.

Section 9: To make pro-life presentations for the local boarding school and trade school students.

Section 10: To assist the young families and individuals to start and operate small farms with the aims of a) creating jobs for young adults and young families in the predominantly rural Ukraine where other employment possibilities are rare or unavailable; b) building up rural Catholic communities; c) teaching sustainable farming practices; d) teaching respect for all creation; e) living and promoting evangelical simplicity; f) supporting local rural communities through outreach, hospitality, education, and service.

(From the Constitutions of the Holy Family Home for Orphanage Graduates and Disadvantaged Young People)