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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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  • HIDDEN TREASURES

    Gangs, crime, prostitution, homelessness – with limited skills and resources, the options orphans and other marginalized youth face are few. An estimated 60-70% of former orphans become involved in prostitution or organized crime; another 10-15% commit suicide by age eighteen. Hopelessness abounds.

    Yet, hidden in each of these young people is the treasure of...

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  • CONSCIOUS LEADERS CREATE NEW FUTURE

    “Following the example of Jesus, being a good Samaritan, is the foundation of true leadership,” said Nadiya Siryk, administrator Pulin Community Center. The Jesus Model for true leadership was explored by teens during their winter break in Puliny.

    “A true leader is a conscious leader who always takes on 100% responsibility,” said Sasha Lubchuck, teen...

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