Update on the Trilistnik Project
Trilistnik Mothers & Children’s Shelter is seeking a new facility
Facilities in St. Petersburg are vital for the shelter’s work. Getting welfare benefits, seeking jobs, getting a medical checkup or treatment for the women with children in the project’s care is only possible in the city. Also, many children from the families who are aided by the project already go to a kindergarten or school and it’s impossible to transfer them to a different one.
The project director talked to children’s ombudsman in St. Petersburg about accommodating 7 Ukrainian women with young children from the Donbass region who are getting medical treatment at the Pediatric Academy. Unfortunately, our center on Vasilyevsky Island has closed down and we can’t accommodate them. Struggling women with kids in St. Petersburg are in great need of help and our project is vital for the city.
The project’s center in Kronstadt in the St. Petersburg metropolitan area is still working, but right now it’s filled. Also, it’s not practical to travel between Kronstadt and the city every day, so this shelter only accommodates mothers either with newborn children or with children who don’t go to kindergarten or school.
The project workers are preparing a letter for the Governor of St. Petersburg asking for help in getting facilities for the project’s aid work with needy families and refugees.
Foodstuffs and money for utility payments are a constant need. Many thanks to everybody who is supporting the Trilistnik Project!