Donation Options

Help homeless person in Russia to find a job



The biggest shelter/rehabilitation center for the homeless in St. Petersburg helps an average of 220 homeless people a year to find employment, recover documents, receive medical assistance or find relatives and return to normal life.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

60,000 homeless people live on the streets of St. Petersburg (Russia). The average temperature in the winter is - 8C here. Last year 1002 people died on the streets during 5 cold months, and many people became disabled. Meantime the public shelters have only 220 beds for the whole city. The NGO Rehabilitation Center/Shelter Nochlezhka has 50 beds, and provides not only a roof over one's head and a daily meal, but also social services to help homeless individuals return to normal life.

How will this project solve this problem?

The rehabilitation shelter Nochlezhka provides holistic services for the homeless. During an individual's stay in the shelter, lawyers and social workers help them to recover documents, provide medical assistance and assistance locating permanent housing and employment. Psychological services for residents of the shelter provided by volunteer psychologists, also help pave the road back to an ordinary life. The shelter Nochlezhka is supported solely by private donations.

Potential Long Term Impact

Each year approximately 200 homeless people from the streets enter the Rehabilitation shelter Nochlezhka. Most of them return to an ordinary life with a help of the lawyers and social workers of the shelter. They find jobs, rent an apartment, return to their home in another city, get the medical assistance, or settle into group homes.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,210
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $87,190
Total Funding Goal: $97,400

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 13519 to 80088 to donate $10 to Help homeless person in Russia to find a job. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Help homeless person in Russia to find a job project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?



St.Petersburg, n/a, Russia

Project Leader

Grigory Sverdlin

St.Petersburg, Russia

Where is this project located?

Map of Help homeless person in Russia to find a job
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.