Accommodation for internally displaced persons in the spiritual seminary
The seminary building is a place of formation for over 200 seminarians. Today it has also been made available as accommodation for 180 people who have fled from war. These internally displaced persons are accommodated in the seminarians’ rooms, which are equipped with toilets and showers. Meals are served in the seminary refectory. In addition, liturgical services for internally displaced persons are celebrated in the chapel.
Distribution of food and hygiene products to people affected by the war
Many of the refugees who have lost their homes are not only looking for safe accommodation, but also for ways to survive. Our buildings are available for many needy people. Those who then find social housing in our city, or the surrounding area, primarily need food and hygiene ware.
Accommodation for internally displaced persons in St. Basilʼs School
The buildings of St. Basilʼs School have been opened to internally displaced persons. We can accommodate 90 refugees in the classrooms (4 people per room). The school is equipped with a large kitchen and canteen, as well as showers and a shelter.
Free medical treatment for internally displaced persons
Taking in up to 1600 refugees means not only offering help, but also taking on a great responsibility. Many people who travelled more than 1000 km to the west of Ukraine have suffered severe trauma. Such stressful situations cause health problems, especially for older people, but also for women and children.
Accommodation for internally displaced persons at Pidlyte Youth Centre
The former metropolitan residence in the Carpathians has served as a youth centre for children and young people from our archdiocese and beyond for several years. Summer camps are held there every summer, attended by over 800 young people. Today, the two existing houses can accommodate up to 126 refugees.
Purchase of Diesel Generators
In the buildings in which we house refugees – the seminary, the Pidlyte Youth Centre, St. Basil’s School, the „Stanislaviv“ Archdiocesan Centre, etc., we need a secure power supply. A power failure, which can occur frequently during the war, can mean that gas is shut off as well as electricity, which makes these buildings uninhabitable during the cold season.
Accommodation for internally displaced persons in the parishes of the Archdiocese
Scattered throughout the archdiocese are numerous parish houses, in which internally displaced persons from different areas of Ukraine are being housed. Among them are many family houses of our believers who make rooms available in their homes. A total of 1200 people can be accommodated in this way.
Distribution of medicines for people affected by the war
Many people who have travelled more than 1000 km to the west of Ukraine have suffered severe trauma. Such stressful situations can cause health problems, especially for the elderly, but also for women and children. That is why we provide them with necessary medicines.
Accommodation for internally displaced persons in the “Stanislaviv” Archdiocesan Centre
The Archdiocesan Centre of is located in Ivano-Frankivsk at 7 Chornovil St. It is a meeting place and centre for recollection, seminars, conferences, etc. Today, up to 50 internally displaced persons can be accommodated in this house.
Accommodation for internally displaced persons in the Zarichcha retreat house
Recently, several families with children have settled in the Nadvirna district, in the village of Zarichcha. There, in the parish of the Nativity of Mary, the St. Cyril and Methodius retreat house opened its doors to internally displaced persons. Today, more than 44 people from the Kharkiv and Kyiv regions have been housed there. To ensure that the people affected by the war have adequate living conditions, they are provided with food, medicine, personal care products and clothing in addition to board and lodging.
Humanitarian aid to the cities in the contested areas
Our further goal is to support people from big cities in the contested areas of Ukraine. It is also about almost surrounded cities, which often have no access to food, drinking water, medicine and hygiene articles. Recently, 60 tons of food and household items were delivered to Kharkiv, Sumy and Avdiivka in Donbass. All in all, this is humanitarian aid amounting to over 100 tons, which we have shipped by truck and train since the beginning of the war. Under these conditions, we would like to stand by the needy and help them with the bare essentials.