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Центр Актив

Active center – inclusive space for support of young people in Kyiv city

             According to statistics of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine – 229 206 people with mental retardation were registered in 2015. However, in Ukraine, human rights of disabled people are not provided at the proper level. Adults with intellectual disabilities receive limited State support, and non-profit organizations generally provide assistance to children but not to adults (in Ukraine there are 460 institutions for children with disabilities and only 113 of them propose assistance for youth with disabilities after legal age). In Kyiv, there are 8 specialized institutions for adults with intellectual disabilities. They are located only in 4 out of 10 districts of Kyiv. Only half of them work actively: those which are created at the parents’ initiative of young people with special needs.

Tasks of the project:

To offer a comprehensive and integrated assistance model for youth with mental disorders and retardation:

•    Creative realization (workshops, art therapy, cultural events).

•  Social habilitation (cooperation with psychologists and social workers for development of the independent living skills; organization of parental training)

•    Legal assistance (legal pieces of advice and support for families).

•    Supported employment (opportunities for professional development).

How to help:

•    Search for Funds and grants for the project implementation.

•   Share information about Support Center ‘Active’.

•    Become a volunteer of Center ‘Active’.

•    Be part of the team of Support Center ‘Active’.

•    Share your ideas about the development of the project.

•    Make a donation.

At the moment, the project is in the process of finding accommodation and finances.

More information about the project:



Project manager – Olena Manko

tel. +380634006638, email: active@ngo-unit.org