The aim of the project is to improve the functioning of the social services system by increasing access to social care and developing the skills of social and psychological service personnel. We will create four Community Psychological Service Centers in cooperation with local authorities. These institutions will guarantee better access to social services for those most in need and most affected by the conflict – children, young people, families with many children, single parents.
As part of the project, open meetings and events for local communities will be organized. As part of these meetings, representatives of authorities, social welfare institutions and local activists will discuss community needs, identify current problems and work out solutions for the future.
Organizing workshops for members of four Social Initiative Groups will allow social workers to acquire new skills and knowledge regarding psychological first aid in emergency situations and in the event of an escalation of the armed conflict, coping with stress and creating a dialogue with local authorities. In total, our aid will reach 100 179 people.
* Due to COVID-19 pandemic, group in person meetings have not been conducted since mid of March, as remote modality of meetings was prioritized to ensure safety of both Community Teams’ members and project employees.
Project co-financed by the Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
Project duration: 01.04.2019 – 30.09.2020
Location: Donetska oblast, Ukraine
Donor: Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Polish Aid)