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The initiative to open a «Social House» was supported by the Mayor’s office of Kharkiv. In 2013, we have received an old mansion in the center of the city for free use. The two-story building with an area of ​​650 sq.m. and its surroundings are needed overhaul. Start of renovation has provided by International Charitable Fund «AIDS Foundation East-West.» 27,000 euro of grant was only enough for a partial redecoration of Children’s Center «Compass». Then the representatives of socially responsible business of Kharkiv responded to the call for help. Sponsors provided materials and money in the amount of more than 15 000 euros.

With the help of our partners, we have built a wood-fired boiler,set up the heating system, mounted the warmth and energy saving equipment, replaced windows, had a major overhaul of the walls and floors, restored electricity and drainage system and completed the first phase of work — CC «Compass» was opened.

Now, from April 2014 in «Social House» children and adolescents who are prone to risky behavior and vagrancy, graduates of boarding, children from large families can get professional help . Any person or organization may use the «Social House» for the realization of good works.

In 2015 «Social House» performed an important function — took 170 migrants from Lugansk and Donetsk regions. On the second floor of the building  the Transit center for migrants was opened,  building materials for repairs which we transferred from the Evro Comission.

Thanks to the European Commission, the repair of three fourths of building  with a total area of 650 square meters ,belonging to the city’s community, at the address: Kharkov, ul. Bolshaya Panasovskaya, 7,  was completed.

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More than 400 square meters were provided for the provision of IDP services: a hall for group sessions, conducting trainings; rooms for individual consultations, a room for a meal, a sanitary and hygienic infrastructure. The help of the European Commission in repairing the «Social House» allowed to attract additional resources to the region to help IDPs:

  • The «Youth Club» was created with the support of UNICEF on the basis of the «Social House» . 2,620 young people took part in the social and integration activities of the project, 833 of them were IDPs as at December 20, 2017.
  •    In the Center for Children «Generation UA», opened on the basis of the «Social House, 381 children ( 240 children of IDPs and 141 children from families in difficult life circumstances) received various services: psychological, social etc.

With the help of our partners, we have built a wood-fired boiler, set up the heating system, mounted the warmth and energy saving equipment, replaced windows, had a major overhaul of the walls and floors, restored electricity and drainage system.

Now in «Social House» children and adolescents who are prone to risky behavior and vagrancy, graduates of boarding, children from large families can get professional help . Any person or organization may use the «Social House» for the realization of good works.