Community center in Yuzhne

The Community Center in Yuzhne, Odessa region, began its operations in November 2022 and continues to this day.

Information about the center

Address:

Yuzhne city, Odesa region

Phone:

+38 063 93 85 262

Daily number of children:

25-50

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Services at the community center:

For children:
• Hot meals
• Medical check-ups
• Intellectual and emotional development
• Trauma healing
• Assistance with education
• Life skills training

For families:
• Psychosocial support
• Positive parenting skills
• Restoration of family relationships
• Humanitarian aid
• Employment assistance
• Legal support

The child's story:

Name: Andrew
Age: 9 years
Status: Half-orphan
The names are fictional, but the ages are approximate. For the protection of the children and confidentiality, we do not include photos.

Andrew visited the Community Center for the first time on December 10, accompanied by his grandmother and stepmother. Several years ago, Andrew's mother passed away, which deeply affected him, making him more vulnerable. Initially, he was easily brought to tears, especially when faced with small setbacks or not winning in games. He often felt offended, closed himself off, and showed reluctance to communicate. Additionally, his grandmother reported difficulties in their communication and with teachers at school due to Andrew's lack of respect for adults. After three months of training, we have observed some changes, albeit not significant ones. Andrew now follows the rules of the Day Center, enjoys playing games, and has become more open to both children and teachers. He actively participates in discussions and exhibits fewer negative emotions over time.