Veteran Hub
The Veteran Hub is the first open space in Ukraine specifically dedicated to war veterans and NGOs dealing with veteran affairs. The Hub combines an administrative centre that provides social, psychological, and legal support with an educational platform for events for veterans, their families, and society in general. It was opened in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Olena Pinchuk Foundation, and Pobratymy NGO in Kyiv in 2018.
In 2019 Veteran Hub was visited over 19 500 times and has provided over 2000 services to veterans and their families. It covers a broad spectrum of needs: from psychological support to employment counselling and legal advice. In 2019, the team paid special attention to the support of families of veterans. It has also extended its international outreach, among others hosting a discussion with the 8th US Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert A. McDonald, who paid a long visit to Veteran Hub in August.
Every day Veteran Hub gets filled with people with their unique life stories. It has become a familiar place, where veterans can receive unbiased understanding and support. It's a place, where you can be yourself and your community will accept you no matter what.
— Ivona Kostyna, Chairperson of the Veteran Hub
Veteran Hub together with IREX has succeeded in securing funding for future expansion to two new regions under the US Government program "Reintegration of Ukrainian Veterans
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