Since 2014 the Lviv Region Medical Corps has been assisting the Ukrainian army by collecting and delivering critically needed supplies and humanitarian aid to the front lines. Their diverse care efforts include preparing baked goods and meals, sewing fleece fabrics into vests, and crocheting netting into camouflage needs. The UNWLA began to partner with the LRM Corps in 2021, providing funding for first aid, clothing, and other supplies for internally displaced persons.
Led by Father Yuriy Yurchyk, a group of Zaporizhzhia Community volunteers began supporting the army’s non-military needs with warm clothing, boots, and sleeping bags, despite the surrounding occupation and combat. Although this is a new partnership for the UNWLA, a church renovation led by Father Yurchyk in Severodonetsk several years ago was also funded by the UNWLA. Sadly, the church was recently destroyed by bombing.
Father Roman Prokopecj is the director of Tsentr Opiky Syrit, an orphan care center in Lviv. Summer camps and “winter school” sessions have created opportunities for children to recuperate physically and mentally. Since the escalation of the war, the children have been transferred to Poland. The center now serves as a shelter for internally displaced families, mostly mothers and their children.
Childhood Without War is a program dedicated to evacuating and protecting Ukrainian children lacking parental care. The program includes daily medical and dental care, education, and leisure at its shelter in Turkey. The program began with 850 young participants and currently serves 2,700 children. The UNWLA started to support the program in March 2022.
Kherson Center for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation is an orphanage serving children aged 3 to 17. The UNWLA provided a one-time grant in August 2022.