Orran, meaning "haven" in Armenian, was established in downtown Yerevan in April 2000. The center started with 16 children, but within six months, it had grown to embrace more than 26 at-risk elderly and 40 socially vulnerable children, some of whom were orphans. In 2009, another Orran center was established in the city of Vanadzor named after its major benefactors Krikor and Anna Krikorian. The number of our beneficiaries keeps increasing. Today, we have 100 elderly and 230 children, with ages ranging from five to sixteen years. Since its inception, Orran has helped thousands of families in need, all over Armenia and in Artsakh.