New kids in the project “Young mother”
In the freezing January evening at the threshold of the building where the project “Young mother” is located a girl of 18 showed up with her 4-month-old daughter Vika. The child was in a very bad condition, so cold and dirty. She was directed to the fund “Pilgrim” by the local authorities – regional service of youth and family, they were asking the fund workers to render the help to the mother with the baby since their lives had been exposed to risk.
The service workers explained that the threat towards the mother and the child was from the biological father of the baby and also they didn’t have any suitable conditions for living. There’s no electricity, heating and water in that house they used to stay at. The baby has seen electric light for the first time there in the project building.
First of all the workers of the project “ Young mother” washed and fed the mother and her baby and also gave them some new clothes to wear. They also bought nutrition powder, bottles and pacifiers as well as diapers since the mother had nothing. Julia, the mother didn’t buy anything within her life with the biological father of the baby since he didn’t work and she was living on a pension of an orphan. She didn’t get any help from the state though since she didn’t have the papers necessary to make it official. So for now the mother and the little baby will be provided by the project. Julia is so grateful for the opportunity to live in good conditions. In safety, to learn to properly take care of her child, and now she spends all her time with the little one and build plans for their future.
Iryna Matyshina, the head of the project “Young mother”: “We believe and we pray for the good changes in the life of Julia and Vika and as for us, we will do our best to help them”.
The project “Young mother” has been functioning at the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” for several years now. It is directed to render help to women who found themselves in tough life circumstances, to young mothers, young orphans who have become mothers, also to mothers with different addictions, also to victims of family abuse. This project cooperates with state social service of Mariupol in affairs with minors and families and youth.
Within the last year the project rendered the help to 18 mothers and to 24 kids. Presently there are 8 mothers and 12 kids there.
17 May 2018
Artem is now 11 years old and he lives in Pilgrim for a year already. Earlier in his life a boy lived in a village Mirny with his mum. His mum had problems with alcohol addiction so Artem spent his free time wandering on the streets, being all too himself and having no appropriate care. When the war in East Ukraine started, a situation in a boys’ family didn’t change much - he was seen on the streets even while there were bombings!
27 April 2018
Former orphans and kids from children's rehabilitation center «Republic Pilgrim» are preparing to finish a round-the-world bike tour called «World Without Orphans» and on the first days of May this year they will go to North America. Starting from Los Angeles, California and ending in Miami, Florida state, they will overcome few thousands kilometres on their bikes, proclaiming their wildest dream, telling people about the value of the family for every single child in this world. Participants of this tour hope to prove the society that a Global Orphans Crisis – is just a myth that can be overcome by providing support for adoptive families, promoting adopting orphans or directly taking children to their families.
16 April 2018
Mariupol Charity fund «Pilgrim» realizes the biggest rehability project in Ukraine for children and teenagers who got into difficult situations in life, does work in a sphere of adult rehabilitation, helps elderly people who have no place to live and no facilities to survive. Because of the military situation in Eastern Ukraine it also doe some work with those who were forced to move away as refugees, and helps peaceful citizens in a war zone.
13 March 2018
Robbery, burglary, car thefts and drugs are not just crimes but also a reason to get acquainted with policemen. The majority of the kids in the center “Republic Pilgrim” at their early age have already had the negative experience of meeting the police as a result of the offences they committed.
10 February 2018
How can 11-year-old child adjust to severe circumstances his own mother condemned him. What does Daniel think and dream about after experiencing much more struggles than many adults?
11 January 2018
The most bright, dreamy and loved holidays for children are definitely Christmas holidays! At this time you can feel this good festive mood, kids receive many presents, surprises and gather around the table to have a good meal and have lots of fun. All of these things build an atmosphere of a holiday, that is something new in lives for most of the citizens of the State of Former Homeless, and what they have never felt before.
29 November 2017
The main event of the year for the State of former street kids is the elections of government. It is always a frustrating moment since not everyone can nominate for the elections. There are a whole lot of demands to a candidate. Those who nominate are best of the best. This year there was an innovation that let the elections be even more exciting.