Our shelter: 20,542 hostel beds and refugee stories

Since the war began we have helped people who fled their homes, giving comprehensive support in Lviv. In the first 7 months we provided these displaced people with 20,542 beds in hostels, and also provided housing to 40 women and children at a time in our "Care Center" and large family house. They tell their stories of escape, adjusting and finding security.

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Helping Children
October 21, 2022

Our shelter: 20,542 hostel beds and refugee stories


Since the war began we have helped people who fled their homes, giving comprehensive support in Lviv. In the first 7 months we provided these displaced people with 20,542 beds in hostels, and also provided housing to 40 women and children at a time in our "Care Center" and large family house. They tell their stories of escape, adjusting and finding security.
Helping Children
September 23, 2022

157 children equipped for school


As school reopens we are making sure that the most vulnerable children have the school supplies they need. 157 children had their needs assessed and were supplied with stationery, school bags and shoes so they are off to a good start. We are showing children that their education, their future, is important.
Helping Children
September 23, 2022

Creative Hub – serving children and youth in Lviv


Our Creative Hub for children’s education and development has run for three months, serving children and young people from Lviv and those who left their homes in the war. 22 young people completed our IT Training course. The reactions from mothers of children from different corners of Ukraine are so heart-warming, don’t miss reading them!
Helping Children
September 06, 2022

Adventure Therapy and Career Development


Over the summer 81 young people from East and West Ukraine joined our two STEP Life Skills Camps: a two-day camp focused on building a career, and at a three-day camp they took on the challenge of scaling Hoverla, the highest peak in the Carpathian Mountains. Both camps strengthened young people’s skills to succeed in life. There was an enthusiastic response!
Helping Children
September 02, 2022

Sponsoring new beginnings for Angela and the Tyman family


Angela's sister has started her own manicure business, and the Tyman family are safe in Germany. Their father says “We are incredibly grateful to Care in Action sponsors for supporting our family in the toughest months of our life. They gave us hope where we didn’t see even a ray of light.” We can now sponsor new children in Ukraine and help them towards independence.
Helping Children
August 03, 2022

IT Training and Creative Hub: children are Ukraine’s future


Our Creative Hub, IT Training and services show that we can protect children’s education, as children are Ukraine’s future. 30 young people have enrolled in our IT Training held in partnerships with Intellias. At our Hub, we are helping children to deal with stress from the war now to make it easier for them to focus during lessons when school reopens.
Helping Children
August 03, 2022

Helping displaced people start again in Ukraine


Local organisations like Care in Action are leading Ukraine's aid effort, and essential to helping the 7 million displaced people within Ukraine. So every one of the 198 people cared for in our shelters, every mother we help to find a job, every child we help to enrol in a new school in the relative safety of Lviv is significant. 
Helping Children
July 12, 2022

Let’s reopen schools: helping refugees to move out of classrooms


In July we are helping refugees move out of school halls and into our hostels so classrooms can reopen, and Director Jasmine Lehnis-Leitao met some of them in her visit to Lviv. By asking donors to fund another 85 people in hostels, we can meet the essential need for children in Lviv to benefit from teaching, social interaction and routine in school.
Helping Children
June 28, 2022

Our Creative Hub helps children and parents adapt


We are happy to report that our Creative Hub, opened on June 1st, is serving children and parents who have lost their homes in the war. The child-friendly spaces and range of activities give children who are living in hostels and halls a chance to play, enjoy learning and adjust to life in a new city. These are important steps in rebuilding lives, and parents are making new friends and looking for work.