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Frontier Horizon Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, International, International Relief, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: Frontier Horizon’s mission is to improve the health, education, and general welfare of orphaned and impoverished children and communities in Ukraine and Nicaragua. Through agricultural development, small business projects, and self-sufficiency projects, Frontier Horizon strives to better living conditions; enhance nutrition; and, create a healthy economic, environmental balance for orphans and impoverished children.

Target demographics: Children ages 1-18 living in orphanages and impoverished communities in Nicaragua and Ukraine.

Programs:

Humanitarian Aid Trips and On-Site Assistance:  Each year, Frontier Horizon conducts several short-term trips to the centers of poverty that receive aid from our organization. The purpose of these trips is aimed at developing intimate and meaningful relationships between team members and the orphan children. These trips include the donation of basic humanitarian aid and recreational trips to the beach, zoo, amusement parks, restaurants, etc. Amid these many activities, long-lasting friendships have been formed between teen members and these abandoned children. 

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Dannah Cheri G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Frontier Horizons has been a part of our lives for over 17 yrs. The work they do helping underprivileged children is beyond amazing!

1 Kelly116

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have hosted a darling preteen from the Ukraine through Frontier Horizons and are now in the process of adopting her! The tireless efforts of the volunteers with FH amaze me and I am so glad I found them! We hope to sponsor more children to be hosted in the future. It is an amazing, eye opening, and life changing experience and we recommend learning more about it! For any families who are considering it, inquire, read up and then DO IT! It is not always easy but it is well worth it. Then, tell everyone you know! I didn't know anything about it until Christmas 2012 and now I have told hundreds of people in hopes that they will do the same.

Thank you, Frontier Horizons, for all your hard work! Maggie, you really know how to make things happen! Thank you most of all for uniting us with our daughter. She was meant to be with us and we are thrilled we will be bringing her home soon!

Aubrey C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Next march will be my third year working with Frontier Horizon. I'm anxiously awaiting my return to Nicaragua. We change the lives of so many children and they're families by providing food, clothing, encouragement, and LOVE.

Kathe R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Frontier Horizons. Thanks to you we hosted a wonderful teen from Ukraine and he is now our son. There are no words to thank you for the job you are doing to bring these amazing children and teens to America to get a glimpse of what life can be. We hosted another young man this summer and it was a wonderful gift to both him and us. We are looking forward to a long relationship with Frontier Horizons and meeting many more young people from Ukraine.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been involved with FH for over 5 years. We have done numerous fundraisers and we are on our way back to Nicaragua for our 5th time in a little less than a month. The group of people running this non profit are truly passionate about what they do. The mission of compassion is taught and executed. It's truly an honor to work so closely with a company that is so amazing. We feel comfortable in calling Nicaragua our second home and the employees of Frontier Horizon our extended family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Frontier Horizons is a fantastic organization. My family has been involved with this organization for over 7 years. We have hosted numerous children from Ukraine and have adopted 4 children that we have meet through hosting. We are in the process of adopting our 5th child that we met through FH.
Vinny, the director, has a heart for the children and all of the staff is professional and wonderful to work with. Lives have literally been saved because of this organization. I can not say enough about the great work they do.

Angie27

Client Served

Rating: 5

Frontier Horizon made it possible for us to meet a child we had only known through pictures and letters. I saw a picture of the then 12 year old girl that we sponsored. They made it possible for me to travel to visit her and her to stay with our family on 3 occasions. The opportunity bond with her made for an easy transition when we adopted her...and while adopting Vita, we adopted two other teen girls. The friendships that our family has forged with people from FH and affilliated with them are irreplacable. The care and compassion that is shown by Vinny and the staff is exemplary!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Frontier horizon is an incredible organization that has expanded my personal knowledge and awareness of third world countries. They do an excellent job of interacting college students with kids in the community and orphans in the community. The activities this organization does is rewarding because as a college student you are forming deep relationships with these individuals from a different background. I have been on this trip for two years in a row now and will continue to be a part of this incredible experience. Vinny and the staff do an incredible job of finding activities to do for the students and the kids and are very welcoming for first timers to the experience. FH does a great job of incorporating different areas of Nicaragua by traveling to many different areas. I am so grateful to have been able to have been able to go on this trip through this wonderful organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

Frontier Horizion does a great job of taking college students to do mission work with orphans and under privledged kids. I am not sure which benefits more, the students or the kids, but I think both. Vinny and his staff do a great job and stay plugged in to these communities, orphanages, and kids lives. A passion for reaching into the lives of these kids, and way of building that passion in others. Great Organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The first time I found out about Frontier Horizon was when I was 9 years old living in an orphanage #4 in Odessa, Ukraine. Vincent Rocini was in charge of the program, well at least that's what we all thought at the time. He wasn't only trying to get as many kids adopted as possible but he was also helping us to have the necessary things in life like clothes and shoes. He is truly an amazing man! He did a greater impact than that. He has changed my life forever.
My situation was a little more difficult than other kids because I still had a birth mother who just got out of jail and wanted to make sure I wouldn't get adopted. She has not tried to be in my life and my dear grandmother was the one who actually raised me since I was a baby. That is why I didn't actually get adopted until I was 13 years old.
Vinny tried to help my situation and we became really good friends!
I finally got adopted at age 13 and I am still thankful to him for changing my life dramatically.
I am so glad to know there is such a great nonprofit organization that cares for children who's chances in becoming a successful adult are very limited. Today, I live a great life and have every opportunity in life I could ever imagine and it's all thanks to Frontier Horizon.
I want to thank them for everything they are doing and I myself plan to help them out next summer when they go to Ukraine to help kids like me!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Frontier Horizon is an incredible organization, run by even more incredible people. The staff was knowledgeable, professional, accommodating, and such a joy to work and serve with. I am so thankful for the time I spent in Nicaragua through Frontier Horizon, and I cannot wait to participate in another trip.

1 Bailey H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Frontier Horizon is a great organization that introduced me to the Nicaragua trip. Vinny Rosini also lead my group and not only is he a great leader, he is an awesome man with a kind heart that everyone loves to be around! He loves to make people happy and I hope to be like him and do what he does one day. The Nicaragua trip was an awesome experience that changed my life and I will never forget it. It is hard for me to put into words how great it was because words do not do it justice. Going to OUTSTANDING resorts and hotels and playing with orphans is just the best way I could've picked to spend my spring break. It was such a rewarding experience seeing the kids so happy when we were giving them love and attention. I highly recommend FH for anyone who wants to go on a trip like this. I cannot wait to go back to Nicaragua with Vinny and others next year!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FH is an awesome non-profit. I started going to Nicaragua through Dr Vincent Rosini when i was 14 years old, now i am 23. The main reason i went was because of my brother. He had a passion for the country after going with a guy named Travis down to Central America. Travis originally went to Central America because Dr. Vinny Rosini, who is the master mind behind Frontier HOrizon and what it stands for. He has really created a ripple effect through various community groups, schools, and churches, and he is the primary reason that so many people have seen the depths of poverty in Central American areas. Once i got to college (at Auburn University), Vinny, my brother and I led a trip to Nicaragua every spring break, with our largest team consisting of 75 college students from SEC schools. FH allowed us to be independent and make many of the decisions regarding financial management, scheduling , and team dynamics. And at the same time, a group can go and choose to let Vinny make all the decisions, and it still runs so smoothly. I admire the heart and devotion behind FH, and the friendships that I have made though the people who work for FH.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Frontier Horizon Inc is an amazing charitable organization. My family and I have experience with them as both client and volunteer for over 5 years. As a client, we have had children stay with us in our home through their hosting program. The Frontier Horizon Director and staff have always been outstanding! They are professional, knowledgeable and caring. They answer any and all questions with patience and respect. Since hosting with the Frontier Horizon program, we have since adopted 3 of our 5 sons. It was while adopting our sons from their country of birth, Ukraine, that our admiration for the program has even increased. We were able to see first hand that their efforts go directly to the needs of the children. Orphanage Directors, social workers, teachers and especially the children have spoken in the highest regards about the program. My own children have said how happy they would be when the Frontier Horizon staff would come to their school. They treat the children with kindness, care and dignity. My family and I are forever grateful for Frontier Horizon Inc. In an effort to pay it forward, we have happily volunteered whenever needed and we will continue to do so. A very special, personal thanks to KT, Maggie and Vinny. You will never know how much your work is appreciated and how many lives you have changed forever. Thank you again

Tatiyana B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Tanya Bain. I was adopted with the help of this organization. When I was 10 years old it was the first time I met Vincent Rosini and his team. From the beginning I new he was such a great person to be caring for us orphans that no other cared for. I got to go on summer vacation and winter vacation when I was at the orphanage. One particular person that I staid with had wanted to adopt me. She was a single mom so the agency would not have it. I was as well in another family for the summer vacation and that family wanted to adopt me as well. We got it all straightened out and I was adopted in 2002. Since I got adopted it has not been easy but it sure is much more than anyone could ever give me in life. Vincent Rosini had opened up his heart and mind to help us be more than just orphans. He believes that everyone should have a family. He is such a great person and God Bless him for all the hard work that he does. I am not 24 years old, going to college, working a full time job. Life would probably not be this nice if I didn't get to have Frontier Horizon Inc in my life. I am so glad to know this organization and so proud of all the people that have gone through it and made it. God Bless Frontier Horizon and all the hard work they put out.

1 Patrick29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Went on my first mission trip with Frontier Horizon and I wasn't dissapointed by any means. Great organization that truly cares for the children they take care of. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a trip that will make a difference in someones life!

Regina9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I grew up at the orphanage and I have known Dr. Vincent Rosini since I was 7 years old. Right now I am 24. Dr. Rosini visited us 3 times a year and it was the best time of our lives. Growing up at the orphanage we didnt have much. Vinny would take us shopping and buy us whatever we wanted and for an orphan not having anything at all it was amazing. He would also take us out to the nicest restaurants in town. When i was 13 years old I went to America for summer because Vinny chose me i had the best experience in my life. As I grew older I was a volunteer for his non-profit organization Frontier Horizon for a couple of years. I was his translator and I helped him transport the kids from one country to another. I had an amazing experience with this organization. It changed my life and many other orphans.

Keren T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know the president of frontier horizon since i was 6 years old, the organization changed my life in all the ways possible!. I became a translator for them when i was 14 years old. It allowed me to open my eyes to new opportunities and help other people.
I also have participated in the hosting program, it always amazes me how a great life changing experience this is for the kids, and also for the hosting families to have a foreign child join their family and give them a chance to see the world through a third world country child's perspective.
Another program i am really proud of is the christmas wish program. In developing countries is so difficult to get gifts for chrismas, so to be able to see the kids' faces when they open their gifts is just priceless!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was 16 year old Vinny found for me a family and I have stayed with them three weeks its very good program that help an orphan get a reel family that orphan kids can dream of. :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

it all started 2 1/2 years ago when during a bible study, God spoke to my heart about adoption after 10 years of infertility, miscarraiges, and failed IVF. I was 52 years old and over the "kid" thing, happy with my life and ecstatic about my book coming out. I had travel arrangements for the year booked for signings etc. But... God! I received a call about hosting a young boy fromUkraine, they were searching for a forever family for him. I did the unthinkable... I asked for a photo. That was the end of a long journey from no kids to 5 children adopted and in our home in 12 months!! They range from ages 2-11 at the time of the adoptions, 7 trrips to Ukraine, new "extended family" created through Dima, our facilitator who I will call "Hans" in book 2, but don't tell anyone, he's like my brother for sure, and Maggie, my "twin" sister, and all the others that work with them in Ukraine... directors, translators, even the SDA!!! You can't imaging how our lives have changed and I must say, HOSTING IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO FOR ADOPTION!!! Once the children are in your home for a tried 3 week to 2 month stay over Christmas or the summer, the love story begins, and God makes a way into YOUR heart and the hearts of these hurting lost children who so desperately need family. Yes love, but FAMILY which means- love, structure, boundaries, an international community support (frontier provides) and..... TIME!!!!! But what else do we have to do with our lives? When it's all said and done, what i want to hear when I meet Jesus is.... "Well done good and faithful servant" versus... "How many books did you sell?" !!!

The adventure of a lifetime awaits you my friends... and I mean lifetime! As my own NYC Italian parents of 7 children always say, "From the womb to the tomb" but i'll edit my line to read, "from the orphanage to the tomb" ! God bless those who make the decision to step up in any form, donations, adoption, hosting, and advocating for the hopeless and helpless children of the Ukraine through Frontier Horizon. You will NOT be disappointed.

Blessings,

Deborah A. Benner
Mt. Joy, PA