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Apr 28, 2014

Turning lives back

Nochlezhka's Donation box
Nochlezhka's Donation box

A shelter

I knew about Nochlezhka but I haven’t been there before. When I visited the organization, I was amazed. When I first found the Nochlezhka's office I saw a shabby old building. But I it was my first impression. Nochlezhka's manager led me inside and showed me everything. I saw dormitory for women and men, a kitchen, a library and a med shed. Also I saw the office where staff was working. I saw homeless people having rest and newcomers that had come for help.

Nochlezhka turned out to be a home for so many people in need that occurred on streets by some reasons. But it is not just a shelter. Nochlezhka provides advocacy actions and juristic support. Help homeless people restore their documents and return their property, find new jobs. Every day staff have visitors. Homeless people know about the shelter, they know they are going to be helped and fed there. Every night Nochlezhka's bus is driven along St.Petersburg streets to feed homeless people. Staff give them brochures about Nochlezhka’s services so a homeless man can decide himself to ask or not to ask for help the organization.

I saw and I understood that Nochlezhka is not just a common shelter for homeless people. This organization help homeless turn their lives back.

A guide for homeless people created by Nochlezhka
A guide for homeless people created by Nochlezhka
Apr 17, 2014

Winter is over. Results of work of Heating centres

Heating center - a heated tent for 60 people in which homeless can spend a night in warmth, be provided with warm meal and with assistance of a medical or social worker.

In winter 2013-2014 for the first time Nochlezhka  managed to open and operate two Heating centers:

on Rasstannayastr., 20/80 (not far from Nochlezhka’s building) and Morskaya emb., 39-3 on Vassilievsky island. First tent was open during the period from December, 1th 2013 to March, 1th 2014. Second  - from December, 1th 2014 to March, 31th 2014.

Nochlezhka’s expenses  for the work of one tent, winter 2013-2014:

One night  8 983 RUR

One month  278 469 RUR

One season of work  of one tent (December-March)                        1 392 343 RUR

The main goal of  tents is to allow homeless people to sleep in warmth. They are heated by  power air heater, operating on diesel. 

Results of work of Heating centers season 2013-2014

Services of tent on Rasstannaja street were used by 385 persons (343 men and 42 women)

Among them: 122 Petersburgers (31,6%), 39 persons came from Leningradskaya oblast region (10%), 32 persons – citizens of foreign states (8,3%: Ukraine -8, Belorussia -16, Uzbekistan -4, Tadzhikistan). Average age 43 years

In tent on Vassillievsky island stayed overnight 189 persons (172 men and 17 women).

Among them: 86 Petersburgers (45,5%), 22 persons came from Leningradskaya oblast region (11,6%), 10 persons – citizens of foreign states (5,2%: Ukraine - 1, Belorussia - 4, Uzbekistan -3, Moldova - 2). Average age 41 year

Altogether during winter season 2013-2014 services of Nochlezhka’s Heating centers were used by 574 persons.


Feb 11, 2014

Global Giving Bonus Day

Room in Nochlezhka's shelter
Room in Nochlezhka's shelter

Dear friends,

due to your help we were able to gather enough money to operate two of our Heating centers until the end of March.

In December 298 people stayed overnight in both Heating centers, in January – 350, total number of people visited Heating centers was 648.  

On February 12th «Global giving» will hold another Bonus Day. On this day each of your donations to “Nochlezhka”( will be increased by 30%.

Start time: 9:00 am EST (18:00 MSK time)
End Time: 11:59 pm EST (08:59 MSK time, February 13th)
You can help to a larger number of distressed people!

One of the most important aims of charity organization “Nochlezhka” is to help homeless people in resocialization.  Our Counseling service and Shelter for homeless are working for this goal. While staying in the Shelter a homeless individual, with the help of our social workers, can recover documents, find relatives, get a job, receive medical assistance, attend classes of art-therapy, and get consultation from our psychologists and lawyers.

Without your help we won’t be able to realize our programs!

The cost of  work with one homeless person in the Shelter

The cost of staying in the Shelter for one person per month: 198, 5 USD

An average length of stay of the homeless individual in the Shelter: 4,5 month

The average expenses of “Nochlezhka” for bringing back one person to a normal life: 893,5 USD 

Make a donation on February 12th from 9:00 EST (18:00 MSK) and help the Russian homeless to get back to the ordinary life!

Thank you for your help and involvment!

Councelling service
Councelling service
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