Samaritan Ministries

We are currently engaged in six ministries based on perceived needs, availability of funds, national ownership and program effectiveness. Our calling is to train and empower people to become Samaritans. We partner with other organizations of like mind and faith. Our long term goal is sustainability.

Widow’s Houses

Today’s widows in Ukraine are having a hard time of things. The majority of them live alone in the most dismal conditions, without husband or children. Most are sick, fearful of the future, lonely and malnourished. They are the survivors of hard times — tragedies we can hardly imagine — suffered under the former Communist regime. They long for love, safety and community.

Now...

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Rehab Center

Alcohol and drug addiction is a huge problem in Ukraine. In the villages, approximately 70-80% of the men are alcoholics. Many are also opium users. Social agencies, government officials, and most churches readily acknowledge the problem, but are at a loss to know what to do.

As Samaritans we found ourselves in a similar situation until we were led to the Victory Church in...

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Samaritan Training Center

To address the needs we have observed in Ukraine, we have built a community training center in Chervonoarmejsk (aka as Pulin), a hub town of 5,000 inhabitants, serving approximately 25 villages. The purpose of the center is to train and empower people to become Samaritans. We believe it is important for us, not only to be good Samaritans, but to teach...

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Counseling Ministry

Professional counseling until recently has been non-existent in Ukraine. There is not even a word for it. The closest that comes to it is the word “consultant.” A consultant is generally understood to be someone who gives counsel or advice on a product.

Recently, Vika Brzhezitskyy, who is developing our counselor training program, identified herself to a stranger...

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First Aid Clinics

In many remote villages in the Zhitomir region where we work there are no doctors, dentists, nurses or hospitals. People have to travel 30 to 40 km to the nearest big city for the simplest of care and much further in the event of an emergency.

In an effort to meet this need, we have established two First Aid clinics, one in Neudorf, a small village approximately 40 km from Zhitomir...

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Loan Program

Many Ukrainians have the vision, determination and desire to get ahead and provide for their families, but lack the knowledge, skills and funds to make it happen. That’s where we come into the picture. We offer “short-term, low-interest” loans at approximately eight to ten percent per annum as compared to 25 to 40% in the bank. We also offer the necessary training and...

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