The Doma Zhit (‘To Live at Home’) Public Organization from Syktyvkar is raising money for a thematic media platform where it will raise awareness about homeless people and announce charitable events. The project requires 120 thousand rubles. The money will be used to create the website, pay for a server and domain. Sila Slova (‘The Power of the Word’), a crowdfunding platform for mass media, reported this.
On the Doma Zhit Media Platform, activists are going to publish stories of homeless people, interviews with the employees of bodies of executive power, expert opinions, announcements of various fundraising campaigns, charitable events, charity runs, and collaborations with other organizations. On the website, you will be able to read the stories of those who left the street, found a place to live, and started over.
The project's volunteers are also going to create a guide for homeless people: where to eat, sleep, take a shower, and get a haircut for free in Syktyvkar and Ukhta.
The Doma Zhit Public Organization helps poor and homeless people in various ways: gives out free food and hygiene kits, recovers documents, and looks for employment. In 2021, the project's activists want to open a rehabilitation center in Syktyvkar, where doctors, social workers and psychologists would help homeless people. There are two social adaptation centers for homeless people in the Komi Republic currently. The one in Syktyvkar has a capacity of 28 seats, in Ukhta — of 15 seats. According to unofficial data, there are 700 homeless people only in Syktyvkar.
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