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.

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 […]

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

#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.

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 […]

Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

07.05.2022

On April 29, 2022, activist and citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych went missing in the occupied Crimea while returning home from work. On the same day, Russian security forces searched Iryna’s house in the village of Vladyslavivka near Feodosia, where she lived with her parents, and seized her phone and equipment. The representatives of the occupying […]

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 […]

Kazakhstan supports Russia in military aggression against Ukraine

Kazakhstan supports Russia in military aggression against Ukraine

27.04.2022

Kazakhstan’s official position: By 27 March 2022, neither president Tokayev nor the government of Kazakhstan has declared Kazakhstan’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity or has called on Russia to end its aggression against Ukraine. On 22 February 2022, just two days before Russia’s military attack on Ukraine, Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi stated that “the issue […]