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The Need

Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced due to the destruction of their homes, communities and infrastructure, or the constant threat of bombardment. Although many countries have welcomed refugees from these areas, many of the affected people are still living inside Ukraine. These are called Internally Displaced People or IDPs.

 

Early in the war, collective centers were effective at housing IDPs, but their tight and shared living spaces are not conducive for long term living. Judging this, many families have chosen to live in borrowed houses that lack modern amenities but have room and privacy, and are in communities with social support and infrastructure.

 

Our work is to find IDP families living in houses in safe communities, typically owned by a local, and renovate to have dignified conditions and a basic suite of modern amenities.

Long Term Housing

Basic Modern Amenities

Our Work

We are guided by empathy, collaboration, and innovation. We work closely with the ID's, contractors, material suppliers, local community leaders, and other non-profit organizations to develop, begin, and complete projects that meet the unique needs of the IDPs.

Ambulance Ward

Yabluniv

Roof Repair

Polish long

house

Polish long

house

Polish long

house

Polish long house

Ambulance Ward

OUR WORK

We are guided by empathy, collaboration, and innovation. We work closely with the ID's, contractors, material suppliers, local community leaders, and other non-profit organizations to develop, begin, and complete projects that meet the unique needs of the IDPs.

Polish long

house

Walnut House

Ambulance Ward

IDP Housing

UKRAINE RELIEF EFFORT HOUSING, DESIGN

As so many Ukrainians have been forced from their homes and their communities, we want to inspire hope for a better future and connection to a new community, starting with a comfortable home. URE Architecture's mission is to provide stability and dignity to IDPs in Ukraine, especially those permanently displaced to new communities, by improving housing they already live in, or renovating houses in communities with suitable social amenities.

Fund Projects
Support Volunteers

As so many Ukrainians have been forced from their homes and
their communities, we want to inspire hope for a better future and
connection to a new community, starting with a comfortable home.
URE Architecture's mission is to provide stability and dignity to
IDPs in Ukraine, especially those permanently displaced to new
communities, by improving housing they already live in, or
renovating houses in communities with suitable social amenities.

As so many Ukrainians have been forced from their homes and
their communities, we want to inspire hope for a better future and
connection to a new community, starting with a comfortable home.
URE Architecture's mission is to provide stability and dignity to
IDPs in Ukraine, especially those permanently displaced to new
communities, by improving housing they already live in, or
renovating houses in communities with suitable social amenities.

Arcadia Ukrainian Relief Effort is a non-profit organization that is raising funds to provide much

Arcadia Ukrainian Relief Effort is a non-profit organization that is raising funds to provide much

Arcadia Ukrainian Relief Effort is a non-profit organization that is raising funds to provide much

Arcadia Ukrainian Relief Effort is a non-profit organization that is raising funds to provide much

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HOW DONATION

MONEY

IS USED

Where your donations go

Local Contractors

We only hire local contractors and source materials locally. Funds that don't go directly to IDPs go to the community.

Funds allocated to supporting volunteers come from a separate donation pool than our housing projects. You choose what you what to support.

Support Volunteers 

Transparency

We take pride in being transparent on where money is coming from and how that money is spent once its in our hands.

IDP Housing

Funds go directly to material, labor, and operation expenses of providing homes to IDPs.

WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO

IDP Housing

Funds go directly to material, labor, and operation expenses of providing homes to IDPs.

Local Contractors

We only hire local contractors and source materials locally. Funds that don't go directly to IDPs go to the community.

Transparency

We take pride in being transparent on where money is coming from and how that money is spent once its in our hands.

Support Volunteers 

Funds allocated to supporting volunteers come from a separate donation pool than our housing projects. You choose what you what to support.

Our Team

Michael Behm

Board of Directors, Designer

Brit Andrews

Architectural Designer

Ira Pasechnyk

Operations Manager

Karolina Koniec

Chair of the Board

Michael Behm

Board of Directors, Designer

Architectural Designer

Brit Andrews

Karolina Koniec

Chair of the board

Ira Pasechnyk

Operation Manager

Michael Behb

Board of Directors, Designer

Brit Andrews

Architectural Designer

Ira Pasechnyk

Operation Manager

Karolina Koniek

Chair of the Board

ARCADIA
UKRAINE RELIEF
EFFORT

Arcadia Ukrainian Relief Effort is a non-profit organization that is raising funds to provide much needed medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in Kopychyntsi, Ukraine. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of their circumstances. That's why we are working tirelessly to provide the medical equipment and supplies that the town needs.

We know that we can't do this alone. That's why we need your help. Please donate today and help us to make a difference in the lives of the people of Kopychyntsi.

Donate
Donate

LAST CTA

We know that we can't do this alone. That's why we need your help. Please donate today and help us to make a difference in the lives of IDPs living in Ukraine.

Fund Projects
Support Volunteers



We know that we can't do this alone. That's why we need your help. Please donate today and help us to make a difference in the lives of IDPs living in Ukraine.

How you can help

what we do

From the first weeks of the Ukraine Crisis in March 2022, Ukraine Relief Effort has been directing funds and aid from our community to specific needs of Ukrainian war victims. Our current projects are to collect urgently needed medical supplies from hospitals in the United States and ship them to Ukraine; and, with an American volunteer living in Ukraine, we are renovating houses for IDPs, who otherwise are living without indoor plumbing or heat. While we are doing the legwork, we need your support.

 

Join us in easing the torment of this war by volunteering or giving today. Thank you!

Our Goals

Fleeing your home is more than leaving your house, and finding a house to live in isn't always finding a home. Humanitarian aid dialogue often includes "dignified living conditions," but it just as often forgets to define dignity in ways that can become a shopping list. 

We define dignity in a living condition as:

 

  • Equality among one's community: similar living conditions, utilities, and amenities, both private and social.

  • Comfort and Safety in one's own home: material, scale, clean air and wat