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Help Ukraine Now! Support our Spring Deployment to Lviv, Ukraine

“The grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine is increasingly affecting the mental health of boys and girls, causing nightmares, social isolation and panic attacks”  the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

World Cares Centers deployment team returns to Ukraine to conduct Medical Clinics and Resiliency Workshops with families and children in the resettlement villages. Our Ukraine program coordinator is working diligently on the ground.  Partnering with Barnova27 our team will treat refugees in the the resettlement villages they have built. With your help, we will reach our goal of providing mobile medical treatment to 500 refugees this trip.  While our team conducts Resiliency Workshops with families and children,  we will conduct train the trainer sessions with local Ukraine Universities so that the Resiliency Program can expand through local NGO’s.

We are proud to be continue our partnership with Baranova27 and our local partners and give thanks to DRI Foundation for generously sponsoring a portion of the deployment.  Your help is needed to raise additional funds to meet our goals.

“The war in Ukraine has upended the lives of countless citizens in a startlingly short amount of time,” said Al Berman, DRI Foundation President. “As a force for resilience around the world, the DRI Foundation is honored to support World Cares Center in helping the refugees created from this conflict, particularly the children, ”


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Our approach is to care for the body and mind, helping internally displaced refugees heal emotionally and physically, Lisa Orloff, Founder and President, World Cares Center.

World Cares Center conducts desperately needed healing art workshops with children and families in resettlement villages in L’viv Ukraine in concert with its mobile medical clinics. Lisa Orloff, President of World Cares Center is the editor of the healing journal for children and guide for parents, created with a team of Art Therapists and Mental Health Professional. The guide is published in Ukraine and English and printed in Ukraine to support the local economy. You can view both guide and journal below.

Train the trainer sessions with the medical and mental health students we have connected with during our initial deployment are at the heart of our mission to leave behind knowledge and resources that empower the community to lead their own recovery.  Funds are needed to conduct the train the trainer sessions in concert with the provision of medical clinics, provide a stipend to the students for travel and food and support our local team leader. It is our goal to conduct  regular Train the Trainer sessions, provide supplies and support the teams locally.

Your funds help:

There is an urgent need for medical treatment and health clinics both in the Ukraine and here in the US, as we receive refugees. World Cares Center’s field tested, experienced Medical Team and our Ukrainian and New York partners are working together to address these needs.

You can help: Funds are needed for travel and lodging.

We are collecting a select list of over the counter medications such as pain killers, first aid kits, bandages and more. Shipment of new, unopened, individual sized supplies can be shipped to World Cares Center, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 201B, NYC, NY 10018.

“The grinding conflict in eastern Ukraine is increasingly affecting the mental health of boys and girls, causing nightmares, social isolation and panic attacks”  the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

With two decades of experience working in disaster impacted communities, World Cares Center (WCC) and its team of subject matter experts in the area of emotional resilience, mental health and art therapy, are creating a guidebook for caregivers paired with a coloring book for children from Preschool to 11 years old and a guided journal for young adults 11+.  WCC first published and distributed healing coloring books during the 9-11-2001 relief effort which was  subsequently translated into several languages to help child survivors manage their trauma and grief. World Cares Center is publishing and distributing books and crayons for the children of Ukraine.

You can help: Funds are needed for publication and distribution.

If you would like to donate new 8 count crayons or 10 count markers to be paired with the books, they can shipped to World Cares Center, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 201B, NYC, NY 10018.

Ukrainian Refugees left their homes at a moments notice, some with only the clothes on their backs. Prior to founding World Cares Center, President, Lisa Orloff was a fashion designer. Joining forces with her friends from her previous career, including Dollhouse and Alfred Dunner, World Cares Center is collecting new clothing from the industry and providing seasonally appropriate clothing to those that have none.

You can help: Funds are needed to ship clothing to the shelters and aid centers in the Ukraine.

If you would like to donate NEW children’s socks, tee shirts and elastic waist pants, these items can be shipped to World Cares Center, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 201B, NYC, NY 10018. Please send only NEW items.

Hope, Love, Courage for Caregivers & Youth Workbook

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Donors receive a letter acknowledging their donation through WCC, a registered 501c3 with two decades of hyperlocal disaster management experience.