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 […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-17.09.2022

18.09.2022

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, 59 transports with which we have delivered 71,109 pieces of protective and life- saving equipment!

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

Stories flowing with tears. Tales of refugees from Ukraine

12.09.2022

Volunteers and staff from the Open Dialogue Foundation meet dozens of people every day who are fleeing the hell of war and their stories. The war in Ukraine continues, and in search of shelter, safety and a chance of survival for themselves and their loved ones, our guests decide to embark on a gruelling and dangerous journey of several days, under a hail of bullets, with numerous roadblocks by the occupying forces along the way, where any such situation could become tragic in its consequences. There are almost always tears at the end of this journey, and they are triggered by all kinds of emotions

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.

A fundraising for Ukrainian drone operators is underway. “It’s the first time I’ve ever asked for it”

A fundraising for Ukrainian drone operators is underway. “It’s the first time I’ve ever asked for it”

16.07.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation, at the request of Onet’s correspondent in Ukraine Marcin Wyrwał, is running a fundraising to buy a pickup truck for Ukrainian drone operators. The entire amount for the vehicle has already been raised, but the fundraising is still ongoing to be able to fund a drone and other necessary equipment for the battalion from near Slovyansk in the Donbass.

A day in the life of an ODF volunteer. “Five minutes of sleep, plenty of satisfaction and memories”

A day in the life of an ODF volunteer. “Five minutes of sleep, plenty of satisfaction and memories”

04.07.2022

If you wonder what the work of an ODF volunteer supporting refugees looks like, you should read this post by our foundation colleague Dominik Berlinski, who, in addition to his duties as coordinator, selflessly helps others after his working hours.

“If they don’t like you, they will treat you like meat” – it is how Mariupol refugees see filtration camps

“If they don’t like you, they will treat you like meat” – it is how Mariupol refugees see filtration camps

03.07.2022

People from Mariupol are heading to Poland via Russia, Belarus or Estonia, and then further to the West. The further the better. Away from the stench of corpses in the city. To escape from months spent in the cellar and the horror of bombing. And away from the house where an 8-year-old child was burnt […]

Statement on false allegations regarding refugee support

Statement on false allegations regarding refugee support

24.06.2022

Due to false allegations that have appeared today, we would like to inform you that our assistance to refugees from Ukraine remains unchanged. Our relocation points at Warszawa Wschodnia railway station and Modlińska Street, as well as Homes for Independent Mums, the flats offered in partnership with Airbnb.org, and the campaign aimed at delivering humanitarian […]

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 vests […]

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine: “It is a nightmare. Sometimes everything gets trafficked”

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine: “It is a nightmare. Sometimes everything gets trafficked”

12.06.2022

Some of the “aid supplies” in Ukraine is being stolen – traffickers are selling the goods straight from buses, on markets, in shops, even in supermarkets. Dishonest bureaucrats, activists, businessmen, customs officials, military officers are making a fortune out of this practice. And the crooks who spotted the opportunity. Ukraine has tightened their law to […]

Letter in Support of Responsible Crypto Policy

Letter in Support of Responsible Crypto Policy

07.06.2022

The Honorable Charles E. SchumerMajority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 ‍The Honorable Mitch McConnellMinority LeaderU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510 ‍The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20510 ‍The Honorable Kevin McCarthyMinority LeaderU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20510 ‍The Honorable Debbie StabenowChairwomanSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and ForestryU.S. SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John BoozmanRanking MemberSenate Committee […]

21 Human Rights Leaders Urge Congress to Learn About Bitcoin

21 Human Rights Leaders Urge Congress to Learn About Bitcoin

07.06.2022

Read the full article at btcpolicy.org See also: Coingeek: Industry figures fear EU ban on block reward mining could be imminent (December 21, 2023) RFE/RL: Behind the glass wall. How to turn a dissident into a terrorist and a fraudster (November 5, 2023) WebEconomy: How Bitcoin Becomes a Lifeline for Victims of Repression and Financial […]

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

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