24 projects and targeted assistance in 2022:
1. “Medical Aid Project” supported by Fondation AIR LIQUIDE (France). The project financed the logistics of part of the supply of medicines for hospitals in the Dnipro, Mykolaiv, and Kharkiv regions as well as Borodyanka. Results: The project supported 20 hospitals with 30 to 100 medical workers. At least 11,200 patients were supported by these hospitals, as well as more than 2 tons of medicines were sent. These are more than 40 parcels that the Community Self-Help NGO sent to hospitals of the project.
2. The project “Equipment and supplies for rescuers of the Lviv region”.
Video about project - https://youtu.be/qDMt5EX4uv8
With the support of our US partners: Middletown's South Fire District Fire Department, the Community Health Center and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Wesleyan University and the Middletown community, Community Self-Help supported the work of rescuers of the fire department of the Slavsk community in the Lviv region. Specialized fire equipment, first-aid kits, bandages, pain relievers, and other medical equipment were driven by truck, shipped by boat from Middletown CT via New Jersey, and arrived in Lviv at Community Self-Help a few weeks later. Firefighting equipment (helmets, protective suits, masks, special shoes, gloves, suits for chemical protection, oxygen cylinders, lanterns, and much more) was handed over to:
- Lviv Fire Department, State Emergency Department of Ukraine in Lviv region
- The fire station in Skole and Slavsk, State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Lviv region
- Mykolaiv fire department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Mykolaiv region
- Fire station in Myrhorod (Poltava region)
First aid kits, dressing materials, bandages, plasters, etc. were handed over to Ukrainian defenders in the Mykolaiv, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, and Kyiv regions. Medicines, medical gowns, masks, protective screens, and dressing materials. bandages, bandages, and plasters were given to hospitals in Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv regions.
3. The project "Distribution of Vitamins to IDPs in Lviv: pregnant women, lactating women and young children" in Lviv together with the Japan Agency for Development and Emergency (JADE) with the financial support of the Japan Platform (JPF, MOFA Funding). Representatives of the NGO "Community Self-Help" met with mothers and children in the temporary housing "Unbreakable Mothers" in Lviv. We distributed vitamins to mothers and children (D3, zinc, magnesium, and all the necessary vitamins of complex B, C and mineral supplements, in particular, calcium and iron). Thanks to the partners of JPF, Hiroto Tanaka and Francesca Cerletti personally.
4. Project “Systematic training instructions for volunteers”. Every Thursday, the NGO Community Self-Help unites, trains and supports Lviv volunteers who work with forcibly displaced people from all Ukraine. The activities of representatives of "helping" professions always include an element of risk associated with the specifics of contact with injured people. Now, this risk of debilitating occupational stress is extremely high, and the number of people who need help is increasing every day. A series of activities to support volunteers working with forcibly displaced people was conducted by Marta Pyvovarenko, Halyna Itskovitch, Madlena Rosenblum, Oleksiy Pyvovarenko, Kateryna Chyzhayeva, Kateryna Buchko. A few meetings were held by expert Oleg Krystyniak - tactical medicine instructor (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians - NAEMT) for training in tactical medicine for civilians.
5. Support of Ukrainian volunteers in Cooperation with “Centre for Social Initiatives” with financial support by UNDP.
6. “Hotline for psychological support for families whose family members are missing, captured, tortured, or sexually abused”. The hotline was created as part of a grant project implemented by the NGO "International Confederation of Counteracting Corruption, Organized Crime, and Terrorism" in partnership with the NGO "Community Self-Help" with the assistance of UNDP and financial support from the European Union, within the framework of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme.
7. Materials printing - brochures and leaflets “Women under occupation”, “What to do if some of your relatives are missing”. The preparation of materials in cooperation with psychologists and experts, printing and sending by the members of Community Self-Help.
8. “Support of Borodyanka Rehabilitation Centre”. The doctors of the Borodyanka Hospital received a shipment of medicines bought jointly with international foundation ALIGHT - logistics and medicine in the amount of 7 thousand euros.
9. “Medical Support of Mykolayiv and Dnipro Hospitals” funded by the Ukrainians of Colorado Society. Due to financial support of Ukrainians in Colorado, Community Self-Help was able to provide medical supplies and equipment to the hospitals in Mykolayiv and Dnipro.
10. Fundraising campaign “Ambulance for Ukrainian rescuers”. At the request of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Community Self-Help purchased an ambulance for Ukrainian rescuers. The ambulance was fully stocked with not only medical supplies but also some non-perishable food items. We managed to fundraise over nine thousand dollars from our many donors who we are all truly grateful for UKRAINIANS OF COLORADO, Katja Kolcio, Yekaterina Chizayeva, Madeleine Rozenblyum, Galuna Itskovych, Olena Burda Lassen, Larissa Babij, Alexandra Shear, Olena Avramenko, Anna and Alex Boyko, Inna Krivolap, Lorraine Mischuk, Loretta M.S., and other benefactors.
11. “Support of the internally displaced persons in temporary shelters in Lviv. With financial support from Japan Agency for Development and Emergency (JADE)
12. International volunteers:
- Kateryna Chizayeva, a volunteer of the NGO "Community Self-Help", a Ukrainian-American acupuncturist, treated about 15-20 veterans with acupuncture every day at the Kyiv State Hospital for Veterans "Lisova Polyana". Kateryna conducted group and individual sessions of acupuncture. She provided assistance to war veterans and their close relatives undergoing rehabilitation in a medical facility.
- Kevin Cohen, Tactical Paramedic, NAEMT Certified, US Marine Corps Veteran, Ph.D. arrived in Ukraine in April 2022. Starting from May and until today, Kevin is in the east of Ukraine, where he trains our soldiers to provide first aid on the battlefield according to the TCCC protocol, the MARCH algorithm. He is also involved in evacuating people and delivering humanitarian aid.
Olena Avramenko, Max Kovalchuk, Elizabeth Zeinchuk etc.
13. “Oral history project” - video recording of stories of IDPs and volunteers in Lviv (in partnership with the “Dobra Wola” Foundation, Poland, Krakow).
14. “Bucha and Borodyanka rehabilitation project”, by support BYSOL Foundation. Community Self-Help purchased and arranged the shipment of medicines with an emphasis on women's health with a total cost of 16,275 euros from Lviv to Borodyanka, Kyiv region. The Center in Borodyanka pays special attention to women who suffered as a result of the military aggression of the Russian occupiers. Women and children of Borodyanka are the two categories that most need medical and psychological help.
15. “Training for school psychologists of Ivano-Frankivska and Zakarpats’ka oblast”, conducted together with the UN by the members of Community Self-Help: the use of cognitive-process therapy in their work. Within the framework of the project, preparation of the "Psychologist's Package", where they can assess the client's condition (screening), including 58 tablets.
16. Updated mobile application on first psychological aid “PFA mobile Ukraine”: placement on the App-store, updating the application with the support of the NGO Ukrainians in Colorado.
17. Together with the United Nations Population Fund - training on cognitive-process therapy for psychologists of the State Emergency Service and police officers of Poltava region.
18. Medical Aid support of hospitals in Odesa and Mykolayiv - Community Self-Help compiled and sent boxes of medical preparations to Odesa and Mykolayiv.
19. For paramedics of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine - fundraising campaign purchase of 140 tactical first aid kits with a total cost of $10 200.
20. JINRIKI auxiliary sets for wheelchairs were handed over to the Lviv Center for Disability and Rehabilitation. Representatives of the NGO "Community Self-Help" handed over auxiliary sets for wheelchairs to the residents of the Lviv Center for Disability and Rehabilitation. This became possible thanks to the generosity of Japanese businessman and inventor Nasayoshi Nakamura.
21. Lorraine Mishchuk - support of Community Self-Help, representative of Community Self-Help in Canada, advocacy work and campaigns, involve more people in Canada and in the world to support Ukraine.
22. The “Tryzyb-Maple Leaf pendant”- is one of the projects initiated by Lorraine Mishchuk. $10 of the sale of each pendant was donated to the NGO Community of Self-Help
23. Presentation of the NGO CSH at the XXVII Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians. Advocacy by Lorraine Mishchuk, and Max Kovalchuk of Ukrainian interests among high-ranking officials from Canada
24 Project Vitality|Psychologist's Package, - in the frame of the project was developed an innovative app for psychologists to work with people affected by the war. Project realized by Community Self-Help with Indeema Inc with the support of UNDP.