Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

01.12.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 67 transports with which we have delivered 71,211 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included: ● 1117 helmets; ● 4 ventilators; ● […]

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

25.10.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to develop the “DomMam” project for Ukrainian refugee women. In addition to the house near Warsaw, the organisation has created three new locations – this time apartments in the capital itself. “Seeing what is happening in Ukraine, watching further attacks on Ukrainian cities, I am once again convinced that help […]

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

What’s new at the Homes for Independent Mums?

19.09.2022

The Home for Independent Mums at Al. Jerozolimskie in Warsaw In August, two months before her due date, Yana was born. Her mother is already at home with her two other children and goes to the hospital twice a day with milk for her premature baby girl. Yana will be discharged from the hospital in […]

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

A day in the life of volunteers – next chapter

03.08.2022

We recently published a post by an ODF volunteer from a day spent helping Ukrainian refugees. This time, we bring you the notes of our foundation colleague Agata Dziopa, creator of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine and coordinator of the project co-implemented with AirBnb.

ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

ADMIRATION OF THE WEEK: Lyudmyla from Ukraine and Natalia Przybysz

18.06.2022

“My name is Lyudmyla, I’m a pianist. I don’t know what day of the week it is, time has stopped for me. All I really want is to get back to my husband and son, whom I left behind when I ran away with my daughter and granddaughter. Back in Ukraine, there is a rocket […]

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-13.06

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-13.06

17.06.2022

It’s been over 3 months since we launched our Ukraine support campaign, helping both those who had to leave their homes and those who stayed to fight. Check out what we’ve accomplished so far thanks to your generosity! In 3 months we’ve delivered 57 848 pieces of protective equipment to Ukraine, including: – 5448 bulletproof […]

Marika as a refugee from Ukraine. The singer supports the #DomMam campaign [VIDEO]

Marika as a refugee from Ukraine. The singer supports the #DomMam campaign [VIDEO]

07.06.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation is raising money to maintain and expand the Home for Independent Mums from Ukraine. Marta Kosakowska (Marika) joined the initiative, appearing in one of the spots along with other well-known women from the Polish show business. Marika took part in the #DomMam campaign. The aim of the project is to raise […]

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan told a heart-breaking story. "It starts getting worse and worse.”

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan told a heart-breaking story. "It starts getting worse and worse.”

05.06.2022

Barbara Kurdej-Szatan is involved in various charity events to help those in need. Now she is helping to raise money for women who have come to Poland fleeing the war in Ukraine. For this purpose, she posted a moving video on Instagram. Barbara Kurdej-Szatan has had various moments in her career, but no matter what, […]

In a house near Warsaw the refugee women found the peace they craved. “We have everything here”

In a house near Warsaw the refugee women found the peace they craved. “We have everything here”

30.05.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation has created the House for Independent Mothers near Warsaw. This is the first place of its kind in Poland. It was created by, among others, Agata Dziopa, a volunteer helping refugees at the Warsaw train station. A single-family house in the countryside is inhabited by Ukrainian women with children. More than 20 people in total

Help for Ukraine. The Houses for Independent Mothers – a unique place that needs financial support

Help for Ukraine. The Houses for Independent Mothers – a unique place that needs financial support

27.05.2022

Between 24 February and today, more than 3 million people have reached Poland fleeing the still ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine. Due to the country’s policy preventing men aged 18-60 from leaving the country, most of those who are fleeing are mothers with children, the elderly and the disabled. Iwona and Agata Dziopa from the […]

#DomMam campaign: It could have been me

#DomMam campaign: It could have been me

27.05.2022

Learn the stories of Ukrainian refugee women told by Polish sisters and help support the House of Independent Mothers from Ukraine.

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. This is what the process of relocating families from Ukraine looks like

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. This is what the process of relocating families from Ukraine looks like

26.05.2022

Iwona looks for contact details of people who are willing to help refugees through online forums and by calling municipalities and assistance centres. Marianna has developed a project to rent accommodation to families from Ukraine. Both women emphasise that two aspects are important in the relocation process: time, and understanding the needs of both the […]

I delete all photos from Ukraine on my phone

I delete all photos from Ukraine on my phone

14.05.2022

While some of them go to work, those who are still looking for jobs take care  of kids. They make a big shopping list once per week, and clean the premises together. And as soon as they are ready, they will leave the House for Independent Mothers and start their independent live in Poland. Evenings […]

They gave up everything to help traumatised women from Ukraine. “We want them to be safe and independent”

They gave up everything to help traumatised women from Ukraine. “We want them to be safe and independent”

11.05.2022

When Russia invaded Ukraine, Iwona and Agata immediately started helping out at one of Warsaw’s train stations. Later they became volunteers at the Ptak Warsaw Expo hall. All the time, however, they felt that they wanted to do something more. That’s why they decided to support women who had abandoned their former lives across the […]

Our humanitarian aid for Ukraine already exceeds PLN 14 million. Summary for the period 24.02-27.04

Our humanitarian aid for Ukraine already exceeds PLN 14 million. Summary for the period 24.02-27.04

30.04.2022

Since 24 February, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support during March-April 2022 we collected over PLN 14 million for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. These funds – sent to us in the form of donations to bank accounts, public collections on the zrzutka.pl […]