12:38 24 Nov 2021

A social apartment in Kyiv looking for funds to continue its work

A social apartment in Kyiv for women with children in difficulty has launched a fundraising campaign for further professional assistance to women.

First, they turn to business representatives, but everyone can join.

For eight years now, the Right to Health Social Apartment has been a shelter for mothers and pregnant women who find themselves in a difficult financial situation or suffer from domestic violence. Women and children are housed in apartments and provided with the help of psychologists and social workers.

During all this time, 135 women and 143 children received shelter in the Social Apartment. But now the project needs help, as reported on social media and directly contacting the business.

Halyna Skipalska, the head of the Right to Health, says that the initiative has just begun, but there are many hopes for it.

"This is just the beginning of the initiative. We didn't time it to 16 days of combating violence, because the residents of our apartment are women with small children in need. Most of them suffered from domestic violence, but we started it in November because we realized that it was 2022 that we needed to raise funds to pay for the work of social workers. That is, we raise funds for professional specialized work.

We hope to collect 800,000 hryvnias a month. Residents of our Social Apartment together with social workers baked about 200 kilograms of cookies, which we delivered to the offices of business representatives. We hope that IT companies, banks, agricultural firms, or other businesses that successfully manage in the conditions of covid will support such a service for Kyiv," says Halyna Skipalska.

The social apartment is partly financed by the Ukrainian Public Health Foundation and partly from the budget of Kyiv. But the capital's budget for 2022 doesn't include funds for it.

You can support the project by transferring money to the accounts listed on the initiative's website and social media. The Social Apartment also accepts children's and women's clothes, bedding, and toys. The organizers emphasize that any support is valuable!

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