Shelter at 6 Bohomoltsia Street
For many people, the outbreak of war means losing their homes. Forced relocation to unfamiliar cities in such extreme and threatening conditions is a difficult experience and it is very important to provide people with basic conditions for sleep and rest. Since the beginning of the Russian war against Ukraine, Lviv has become one of the hubs for the coordination of internally displaced persons. Residents of the city, organizations, volunteers, municipal services — all of them make and join efforts to support and help in these dark times.
Since February 26, 2022, almost 250 people have found shelter on 6 Bohomoltsia Street, in the premises of the Center for Urban History, Jam Factory Art Center, and Rondo Café. They come from Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel, Lysychansk, Lubatyn, Vyshneve, Zhytomyr, as well as citizens of Canada, Syria, Nigeria, Ireland, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
At this point, we are already grateful to all those who have contributed to the organization of the shelter and other related cooperation and coordination: the ZMIN Foundation, the Lviv Municipal Arts Center, the Lviv Philharmonic, all informal networks, in particular those coordinated by Ira Kovalchuk and Veronika Homeniuk, the Jam Factory Art Center, teams of RondoCafé and the Center for Urban History, and to everyone who brought their action, words, and thoughts.
The shelter continues to function. If you, your acquaintances, or loved ones need a place to sleep, please call +380322751734 or +380 (50) 432 72 02
Take care of yourself and your loved ones!
Cover image: the conference room of the Center for Urban History has been adjusted to host refugees/photo by Olya Klymuk