Lighthouse of Hope Mk Inc

Giving hope to orphans in Macedonia

SPINDALE, NC   |  www.loh.mk

Mission

Our vision is to provide care for abused, abandoned and neglected children, infants, and their families as a path to healing and wholeness.

Ruling year info

2017

President

ZORAN NASKOV

Secretary

Jennifer Naskov

Main address

295 E MAIN ST

SPINDALE, NC 28160 USA

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EIN

82-1085693

NTEE code info

Homes for Children & Adolescents (P76)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As part of the process to be accepted into the European Union, the country of North Macedonia is deinstitutionalizing orphanages, mental institutions, and other similar facilities that house children. Lighthouse of Hope MK aims to come alongside the government, as they open safe and loving homes for the children coming out of institutions. Because fostering and group homes are a relatively new concept in North Macedonia, we are able to provide support, education, and encouragement to foster and adoptive families. Additionally, Lighthouse of Hope MK received a license to operate and opened its first Day Center for special needs orphans, in November 2021.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Group Homes for Orphans

The purchasing and/or building and operation of private day centers, giving priority to orphans with special needs, as this will guarantee a long-term opportunity for healing and attachment for the children placed in the care of Lighthouse of Hope.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Lighthouse of Hope MK aims to bring security and wholeness into the lives of orphans living in North Macedonia through the opening and operation of day centers for special needs oprhans. In line with the goal to provide a higher quality of life to children from traumatic backgrounds, Lighthouse of Hope MK also aims to provide training, resources, encouragement, and question-and-answer support to foster families, those working through the adoption process, and families in the waiting period leading up to adoption.

Lighthouse of Hope MK is completely donations-based and uses these donations to fund projects that work towards the ultimate goal of having a day center for special needs orphans. To make this happen, Lighthouse works with the Ministry of Social Policy to follow regulations and support the systems already being put in place for the placement of vulnerable children all across the country. By opening privately run day centers, Lighthouse will be able to care for children and give them security and healing with little to no financial burden to the Ministry of Social Policy of North Macedonia. Lighthouse of Hope received a license from the government of North Macedonia in October 2021, and The JOY Home, the first day center for special needs orphans opened its doors in November 2021.

Lighthouse of Hope MK’s capacity and capabilities are perfect for the task at hand. All of the key members of the board and staff live and work in North Macedonia, giving them a diverse understanding of the people and culture. Lighthouse of Hope MK also values sustainable development and plans to implement ideals of this movement by thinking of the global impact and necessity for global support, while acting on a more local scale and working with other non-profit organizations, governmental ministries, and group homes located within North Macedonia.

Lighthouse of Hope MK has made great accomplishments in their work with vulnerable children since it’s birth in 2017. In the beginning stages, Lighthouse worked with the local orphanage directly, implementing therapy programs for the special needs children living in the institution in Bitola, North Macedonia; building a sensory room; donating washbasins, formula, and cribs; and partnering with other organizations to bring in teams to help with renovation and painting of various rooms within the orphanage. In 2019, Lighthouse of Hope MK purchased its first group home located in Bitola, North Macedonia and began renovations. The JOY Home Day Center was completed in 2020, and Lighthouse of Hope MK was licensed in October 2021 with the Ministry of Social Policy. Special needs children from the local group homes started visiting the Day Center in November 2021.

Financials

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Lighthouse of Hope Mk Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Zoran Naskov

Melinda Helle

Paralegal

Mike Kozlinski

First Cause Discipleship Ministries

Nastassia Naskov

Volunteer at Home for Infants and Young Children

Kassie Wilson

Children's Director at Cornerstone Fellowship Church

Bradlie Pokrandt

Jennifer Naskov

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Zoran Naskov

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Disability

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