The people we have helped

Halyna and Herman

Halyna, 36, and her son Herman, 10, were caught in the midst of the war in Kherson, Eastern Ukraine. As the conflict escalated, they became trapped and their lives were at risk. She reached out to us and after several weeks found the courage to make the journey.

The family endured over 40 checkpoints, limited access to food and water, and the confiscation of their passports. Through Room for Refugees, we found them accommodation in Edinburgh. Halyna found work as a classroom assistant. Herman has adapted, thriving in school and making new friends. Recently, they welcomed a new kitten.


We cannot express enough gratitude to Positive Action in Housing for your support. You helped us through our darkest hours and gave us hope and strength to keep going. We owe you our lives.

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