ŚWIETLICA COMMUNITY CENTER
Our Community Center is a safe meeting space for refugees in crisis, supported by neighbors and volunteers from around the world.
We called this place Świetlica,
The name comes from the word “światło” meaning “light.” We illuminate the darkness of war here through multicultural meetings, mutual support, education and immersion in an environment of compassion and care. In ancient Poland and Ukraine, common rooms were considered to be the main room in the house, where women gathered to work, talk and sing together. This is the inspiration for Świetlica.