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WMF Moldova, locally known as LA VIA Community Center, creates a space of healing, integrity and action where children discover hope for a bright future.

Located between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is one of the smallest of the former Soviet Union’s republics. Despite its picturesque landscapes and a rich cultural heritage, Moldova is a country whose people are seeking to understand who they are and where they stand in the world after being tossed unrelentingly among the hands of multiple powers in recent history until gaining independence in 1991. LA VIA Community Center focuses its relief efforts toward providing a safe space with holistic programming for vulnerable children and families. This includes educational programming, spiritual formation, and more recent relief response for Ukrainian refugees.


Mission Statement

WMF Moldova builds community among the vulnerable and the marginalized: children and their families. We create a space of respect and hope offering equal chances of holistic healing through practical activities that contribute to their rehabilitation and integration into society.

Learn about our staff & support financially.

Read the latest news and notes from the field.

Read the latest news and notes from the field.

About our Programming

WMF Moldova is a nongovernmental organization that builds community among the vulnerable children and their families. This Community Center creates a space of respect and hope, offering equal chances of holistic healing and recovery through practical activities such as art, music, moral-spiritual education, homework help and counseling that all contribute to the children’s and families’ rehabilitation and integration into society.

Since March 2010, we have been carrying out our activity in partnership with a school in Chisinau through a special program of extracurricular activities for approximately 60 socially-vulnerable children. These educational programming includes literacy education, art, music and play therapy, activities that promote the socialization of the children (life skills, moral-spiritual education, outings in the city, positive discipline, nature discovery), development and encouragement of creativity, supplementary homework help and individual assistance for children who have difficulty reading and writing.


Moldova Blog

Eduard Babijdir

The Father’s Divine Love

By WMF Moldova | February 23, 2016

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom,” said the thief on the cross (Luke 23:42). The confession of the thief is a fulfilment of the words previously uttered by Jesus: “For the Son of Man came that he might save the lost” (Luke 19:10). The words of the Son of God speak of His mission…

Wall of Promise

The Wall of Prayer and Promise

By WMF Moldova | February 16, 2016

We asked the kids at WMF Moldova what they hope for in the new space. They wrote or drew a picture of their hope on the wall in what we hope to be the dining room. S drew a fork and knife and a Christmas tree.He wants to eat lunch together again and celebrate Christmas…

Together We Can

We Just Made a Brave Decision

By WMF Moldova | February 16, 2016

As a team, we recently made the bravest decision of our entire six years together: we followed our intuition rather than our logic and said “yes” to buying a property. We have talked about buying a Community Center for several years, but the costs involved kept us dragging our feet. Suddenly on the Eve of…


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