Mamas Ukraine Support Program 

About the program

Mamas for Mamas’ Ukrainian Refugee Support Program has been created to fill the gaps in available poverty relief and support services for our newest community members. These families have recently fled the only home they know in Ukraine, often only with the clothing on their backs. We are working closely with local and national agencies to ensure the refugee families arriving to our communities have access to all necessities such as food, water, shelter, baby equipment, clothing and mental health/trauma counselling. 

Families arriving in Canada will have little to no access to income to pay for the essential items, nor do they necessarily have the ability to accept government subsidies- that’s where we come in. Many parents and their children were separated as they sought refuge from increasing levels of violence and danger. As they come back together in the safety of Canada, Mamas will be here to ensure they have everything they need so they won’t fall through the cracks of society.

Mamas for Mamas staff and volunteers are all highly dedicated to guiding our new neighbours through resource navigation for essential items and support services. Whatever is not available in the community will be provided through this internal Mamas for Mamas program with the compassion and kindness they deserve, and need more than ever. 
 
In supporting this program, you are helping to ensure that no Ukrainian mama, papa or child is left behind as they settle into Canada. Thank you for helping us to build a longer table, not a higher fence as we welcome our newest and most vulnerable neighbours to our home. 

In service and gratitude,


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To understand how a mom with a newborn and a toddler can end up living in their car in Canada, we must first re-examine our perception of poverty and the metrics that define it. Our current system does not accurately reflect the cost of living per capita when determining poverty cut-off lines, leaving thousands of caregivers at a disadvantage. Their income might appear adequate when compared to a national average, but in reality, it falls short of meeting their needs.

Addressing homelessness among caregivers and their children involves tackling both relative and absolute homelessness. Relative homelessness refers to those living in inadequate housing conditions, while absolute homelessness involves individuals lacking any form of shelter. Homelessness is more than just a lack of shelter—it's an obstacle to health, stability, and opportunity. Our campaign is committed to creating sustainable solutions that provide not only housing but also the necessary support systems to help families thrive.

By emphasizing advocacy, community engagement, and strategic partnerships, we aim to build a future where every caregiver and child has a safe and stable place to call home.
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