In Russia, the nehemia team is committed to social projects and supporting people who receive insufficient help from the state. Furthermore, church congregations are supported and accompanied. 

Projects of nehemia team in Russia

Help Center

The Help Center in Prokopyevsk is a multi-generation house with the following focal points. On the one hand, drug and alcohol rehabilitation are offered and on the other hand it is a nursing home for old and needy people as well as a refuge for mothers with children in difficult life situations.


Special Needs Kids

“There are no children with disabilities in Russia” – this statement is often heard in the population. However they do exist, but their families – mostly single mothers – rarely leave the house. There is hardly any support from society and the state. In Prokopjewsk, a support centre for children with special needs and their mothers is being set up. This includes a café for affected parents, physiotherapy for children and leisure activities.

Competence Training

The offer includes training courses and seminars in the field of cooperation and church leadership, child protection as well as project support for humanitarian activities.

Therapeutic Horse Riding

On a farm in the middle of the Siberian taiga in Krasnoyarsk, the Russian team offers riding therapy for children with special needs. About 60 children come to the therapy twice a week. The project is supported by donations. In order to finance the riding therapy, the nehemia team offers “horse sponsorships“.

News from Russia


For several years the nehemia team has supported a unique project near Prokopjewsk in Siberia. Three years ago it enabled the purchase of an empty factory and office building that has been gradually developed since then. In 2018 this social centre was continually...

Help Center thriving 

After two years the progress and development made in the Help Center project is impossible to miss. When Klaus Buchner and Dr. Sabine Auerochs visited this was very clear to them.   A heating system and new windows have been installed in the dilapidated building....

Farewell, Juri Reasanov

In September, our dear friend Juri Reasanov died of cancer in Krasnoyarsk/Siberia. For many years, he had been one of the pillars of our Siberian Nehemiah Team in Krasnoyarsk. For many people, especially for the young, he was not only a fatherly role model but also...

Helpcenter Moves Into A New Home

A very special project began in a small village near Prokopyevsk in 2011. It began in order to support single mothers who had no place to live. Two babies came into the world in that same year. The organization “Helpcenter” was officially registered in July 2014. The...

Nehemia-Consultations Regarding the Conflict in Ukraine

From March 12 to 15, 2016, the leaders of the Ukrainian, Russian and German Nehemia Teams met in Prague for consultations on the conflict in the Ukraine, the suffering caused by it, and the growing tensions, violence and separation resulting from it. The participants...

Seminars and Training

The Nehemia Team began its extensive activities in Russia in 1993, particularly in Siberia. We have run a variety of seminars there, from Novokuznetsk and Krasnoyarsk to Vladivostok and Anadyr. John MacFarlane was key to this development during the 90s. Later a...