The "Wings of Hope" Association is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the well-being of individuals facing disabilities and mental health challenges. Our mission encompasses various facets, including providing support to individuals with disabilities and mental health issues, facilitating the seamless integration of their family members into the broader local community, safeguarding their rights and interests, and actively promoting employment opportunities and social inclusion.
The objectives of the Association “Wings of Hope”:
- to provide
support for families with disabled children, adolescents and adults; - to
defend the rights and interests of families with disabled
children, adolescents and adults; - to promote the integration of disabled
children, adolescents and adults into the society at
large; - to advocate for inclusive employment policies for adolescents with disabilities.
The day-to-day activities of the Association focus on:
- the integration of adolescents
adults with disabilities and their family members into the
society at large; - the protection of the rights and interests of people with disabilities; - improving the welfare of deprived and socially vulnerable groups; - promoting social inclusion; - development of a
cohesive society; - promoting employment for socially vulnerable groups; - organization of educational activities; - the provision of social services; - the implementation of socially
beneficial community projects; - development of voluntary work.
The "Wings of Hope" Association operates five group residences, distributed across different locations. These residences include two in Sigulda, one in Spāre within the Cēsis municipality, one in the city of Cesis named "Cēsis," and another in the county of Mālpils named "Mālpils." These group houses serve as warm and nurturing homes for individuals with mental disabilities. While daily life can present its own set of challenges, the residents of these group houses do not require long-term institutionalized social care or rehabilitation. Instead, they benefit from a supportive environment that assists them in developing various life skills.
“We can each find ourselves in a situation where we may have to ask others for help, open our hearts to our thoughts about fellow human beings and share our joy as much as anyone can!” - Eva Viļķina (chairwomen and founder of the association “Wings of Hope” and manager to social market “VISI VAR”)
Eva Viļķina Founder and Chairwoman of the board of the association "The Wings of Hope"