We responded immediately to the crisis.
The day after the invasion on the 25th of February Together Razem Centre started working to connect refugees with the non-governmental organizations in Poland that offer shelter and essential support. We have helped several families to find help in Poland.
Here in Ireland, we have enabled the Ukrainian community in Cork to have a safe gathering spot at the Together-Razem headquarters – group meetings, conversation, information in a safe and confidential environment.
We have set up an information provision service in the Ukrainian language as we are aware that provision of essential information in migrants’ native language and in a culturally sensitive manner is crucial.
We have been providing face to face consultations to the Ukrainian refugees in our Centre from the 8th of March.
On the 15th of March we have hired Ukrainian Support Worker who provide outreach, support, referral, and accompaniment services and works with HSE In-Reach team
22nd March we have started to provide English classes for 4 days per week morning and afternoon classes.
Women for women action started on the 27th of March. Toiletry packs with essential items have been handed over to the newly arrived Ukrainian women
The Hub, named Together4Ukraine is situated in Blackpool Community Centre, Cork city, Together4Ukraine will provide a range of free services to Ukrainian refugees in Cork, including:
Over the coming weeks, the Hub will expand its services to include legal advice clinics, a mother and child programme, a psychological support helpline, a befriending programme and a library of books in Ukrainian for adults and children.
We are a small team of part-time staff, and we need to rapidly expand our capacity and obtain extra resources to respond to the crisis in the best possible way.
Our small team works around the clock to assist Ukrainians in many ways.
We are developing our programmes, adapting our existing structures to the needs of the Ukrainian refugees to deliver best possible professional services.
We have developed new relations and contacts with state and third sector bodies, and we are grateful for the kindness of the people of Ireland.
Please support our FUNDRAISER as we need money to expand our services and to provide reception packages to Ukrainian refugees