One of the growing needs in Eastern Europe is to care for pensioners, men and women who have been all but abandoned by their children or extended family and left to fend for themselves — often in dire circumstances. The church has stepped in to fill the void, with CNEWA focused on assisting it particularly in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.
CNEWA has long accompanied the church in Ukraine, helping it emerge from the catacombs following the breakup of the Soviet Union. We have supported the formation of clergy and the education of young people at Ukrainian Catholic University, the only Catholic university in the country — working to ensure the next generation will have a better future than the last.
In a similar way, we are providing support to Caritas in Ukraine to help care for those who came before and who built a great legacy of faith and courage. In caring for these marginalized men and women — helping to provide rehabilitation, health care, companionship and dignity through a wide array of social and religious services — CNEWA is not only carrying out our mandate, but living out the Gospel and fulfilling our Christian call to social justice.
To be a part of this mission of love and compassion, call: 1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).