Charitable fund "Women. Family. Charity."


ul. Dzerzhynskogo, 84
25022 Kirovograd, Ukraine
Tel/Fax: (0522) 229586; 224883
Contact: Larissa Yermakova, President; Lyudmila Maslove, Public R-Relations
WFC is a non-governmental, non-profit women's organization. It was established in September, 1998. WFC's original premise was to help women and their families face the changing times and to provide support that the government was unable to provide. More specifically, WFC's mission is: improvement social status of mothers; social, psychological and legal support for unmarried mothers; prophylaxis for young mothers, reproductive medicine service, health protection of children; occupational training of women in the period after their maternity leave; scientific and practical support for women who set up their own business; violence prevention; charity, social aid for orphans, families that have many children and poor families.

WFC has four brunch offices in different rayons of Kirovograd oblast. WFC is the founder of Volunteer Centre that has three regional branch offices in Svitlovodsk, Olexandria and Znamyanka.

More than 400 volunteers work for WFC. Twelve state and private institutions, commercial enterprises, public organizations and artistic groups are the members of WFC. Municipal children's polyclinic, maternity hospital, Pedagogical Academy, insurance company "Garantavto", private enterprise "Prime", Association of Business Ladies, Independent Trade Union of Businessmen, Fashion-Show Theatre are among them.

Permanently realized programs: "Young Mother, You Are Not Lonely", "The Basket of a Young Mother", " Proficient Training ", "Learn to Communicate, Baby!", "Women's Leadership", "Image Making", "Help for Gifted Children", " Psychological Support For Children From Unfortunate Families".

Recently, with the financial support of the U.S. Peace Corps WFC has issued and distributed among women at risk a series of informational pamphlets devoted to the problems of drug addiction, toxic substance abuse, prevention deceitful placing of women in a job abroad, an prevention of violent acts towards Ukrainian women who work in foreign countries. Also a number of informational seminars on these issues has been conducted.

Last updated:    June 2000

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