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  • INFLUENCING THE FUTURE

    Can we influence the future? Arthur Levitsky is proof that we can.

    “Arthur was a shy child,” said Yana Vozniuk, assistant director of the Pulyny Center. As his next-door neighbor, Yana watched Arthur change.

    “At school, I often felt uncomfortable,” said Arthur. “It was difficult for me to communicate with peers as I was...

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  • SAMARITANS HELPING SAMARITANS

    Four international Samaritans touched the hearts of Samaritans in Ukraine as they brought their expertise to support SMU’s work recently.

    “I was greatly humbled,” said Michael Wasilewski, London, England. “SMU cares for the young, the widows, and others who need support. Through love, commitment, and energy, communities are embued with warmth and caring.”

    Wasilewski, who came...

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  • THE TALK OF THE TOWN

    What began as a dream is now the talk of the town.

    Viacheslav Yukhymets and his wife, Tatiana, Directors of the Korosten Samaritan Shelter, had a dream. For many years, they wished they had a way to make the retirement home more sustainable. “At the same time, we were looking for ways to...

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  • PULYNY LAVENDER FEST 2019

    The word has spread! Pulyny’s second Lavender Festival held on June 23 was a tremendous success.

    Approximately 600 people attended the Festival and more than 60 volunteers helped in organizing the event.

    The Festival program included activities for children in both English and Polish, different master classes, an...

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  • THERAPY BRINGS NEW HOPE

    “A shy and anxious woman came into my counseling room,” said Victoria Brzhezytska, Director of Life Skills Center. Before long, Iryna Schmidt shared her story of trauma and suffering.

    “When I was 16, my mother was paralyzed and I became her caregiver,” said Iryna. “Later, when I married, I continued to care for my...

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