Through a local non-profit serving at risk children from Ukrainian orphanages, Parishioner Denise Huska and her family are hosting a young girl pictured below (name withheld for legal reasons) for three weeks.  In the past years, the Huska’s and a number of other St. Francis parishioners hosted children from Ukraine during the summer months, particularly targeting children negatively affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.  Over the years, this outreach ministry to at-risk youth has evolved but continues to inspire families to open their homes and be advocates for children who are at risk. 

For more information about becoming an Advocacy for adoptive family for three weeks in future summers, contact Denise Huska at

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