In a storm, a lighthouse sends out beams of light to guide sailors to safety. When a family learns that their child is critically ill, the news comes like a storm. They are surrounded by darkness, and it feels as if the ground is crumbling beneath them. But there is a place where they can get help to deal with their pain, a place where people treasure each and every day. We want to send out a beacon to families’ distress and guide them to a safe and supportive place. That is why we decided to give our foundation the name ‘Lighthouse’.
The Lighthouse Charity Foundation was founded by Nyuta Federmesser and Lida Moniava and registered on March 27, 2018.
Our foundation offers help to critically ill children and young adults under 25 years of age by supporting children’s hospices in Moscow and the Moscow Region.
We strongly believe that critically ill children have the same rights as healthy children and should not spend their entire lives in ICUs. We offer support to families who are willing to transfer critically ill children to their homes, and provide them with necessary care.
Our goal is to help families live happy lives full of love and moments of joy, despite their children’s illnesses, and to make sure that no child suffers from pain or loneliness.
Each year Lighthouse Charity Foundation projects support about 1,000 families facing the critical illness or loss of their children. Our team includes over 300 professionals and about the same number of volunteers. As of 2021, our budget is 950 million rubles, 20% of which is made up of government funding, while 80% comes from small donations from ordinary people. Families receive our assistance completely free of charge.
Children’s Hospice in Moscow
Mobile hospice services for children under 18 living in Moscow
Children’s Hospice in the Moscow Region
Mobile hospice services for children under 18 living in the Moscow Region
Young Adult Hospice
Mobile hospice services for young adults (between 18 and 24) living in Moscow and the Moscow Region
Perinatal palliative care, for families expecting a child
«Dreams Come True!», a program for fulfilling the wishes of critically ill children
Promoting volunteering, as our foundation needs volunteers in all areas of work
Training programs for families, hospice workers and volunteers