In the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine, IDPs were sheltered in the Pidlyute tract

As part of the activities of the Anti-Crisis Center of the Ivano-Frankivsk Archeparchy, the Pidlyute tract has become a shelter for dozens of temporarily displaced persons from the territories where hostilities are taking place. 

The staff of the center has created comfortable living conditions for more than 60 people who will soon receive shelter.  

In addition to accommodation and food, IDPs have the opportunity to receive the necessary medical care from a pediatrician at the St. Luke’s Medical Diagnostic Center. “I had the opportunity to examine patients, make appropriate injections, and make lists of necessary medications,” said Natalia Ivanyshyn-Pylypiv, a doctor at the Center. 

People who have been forced to leave their homes still feel anxious about the fate of Ukraine and do not hide their emotions. 

“We are surrounded by love and care here. We left our homes, quickly packed up, took the children and did not know where we were going. And here we were welcomed, and we are all provided with everything we may possibly need. Thank you for that!” the IDP said. 

Because IDPs experience fear, anxiety, and emotional burnout, the priest provides spiritual support to those who need it.  “There are currently 35 people in the retreat center. Every day we have a common prayer in the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin,” said Fr. Vasyl Fylypovych. 

It should be noted, that the Ivano-Frankivsk Archeparchy has established a Coordination Anti-Crisis Center where our clergy help all those in need, namely the victims of the hostilities through prayer and charitable works.

Source: UGCC news