Center for temporarily evacuated people with disabilities

Volunteers of the NGO “Sensorica” recently visited a temporary accommodation center for evacuated people with disabilities, the elderly and modular towns where families affected by the war and raising children with disabilities live. The purpose of the visit was to communicate sincerely, encourage and congratulate people on the upcoming Easter holiday. The photos show people evacuated from Bakhmut, Chasovyi Yar, Mariupol, Melitopol, Avdiivka, Chuhuiv, the left bank of the Kherson region and other cities/villages of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Kharkiv. People with limited mobility and the elderly have found shelter in the center, where they are provided with accommodation for a period of 1 month with further resettlement abroad or in Ukraine. Families with people or children with disabilities and those who have lost their homes and livelihoods because of Russia's war against Ukraine live in modular houses.
As soon as we crossed the threshold of the center for the elderly, we found ourselves in a friendly and cozy atmosphere, where we could smell the aroma of freshly baked cakes, which were baked by the staff together with grandparents and children with special needs from the modular town. The united generations created fragrant and delicious Easter cakes. We were very impressed by the people who temporarily stay in the center, despite all the horror of war, despite the losses... pain... they still have faith and hope for a better future in their eyes... We talked a lot, hugged and laughed... of course, there were tears... The story of 83-year-old Tamila from Kherson region was especially impressive... “When I entered the room where the women live, I noticed a pendant around one of the women's necks... I complimented her... and when I came closer, I realized that this pendant was a whistle...”, says the volunteer of the NGO “Sensorica. “ have a whistle,” the volunteer continues. Ms. Tamila, smiling, began to blow the whistle and said: “Yes, it is a whistle. When we were under fire, my son gave it to me and told me not to take it off, because if the house collapses... the shelter... this way I can help him find me.” Since then, Ms. Tamila has not taken off the amulet, as she says. She said she would take it off only when she is reunited with her family, and her entire family is now under occupation on the left bank of the Kherson region.
We heard many stories that touched us to the core with their courage, bravery and pain. We also received a boost of energy and inspiration. The people who live in the center are fed, cared for, and surrounded by care. They are strong and resilient, despite all the trials they have gone through. We sincerely thank the Save Ukraine charitable foundation! Your tireless work and dedication to saving people is invaluable. We are deeply grateful that you regularly organize rescue missions to return deported children from Russia. NGO “Sensorica” expresses its sincere gratitude to everyone who is involved in helping people affected by the war. Your support gives them hope for a better future.