Join us on October 30 as Choralis and Echos holds a concert in support of the Hibuki Therapy Project. Choralis will perform “The Voice of Comfort,” a piece about children during times of war. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will support our #HibukiProject. Get tickets here: https://choralis.org/events-2/ or with the link in our linktree
United Help Ukraine’s ongoing fundraising effort aims to produce and distribute 10,000 Hibuki therapy toy dogs to support the mental health needs of refugee and displaced children from Ukraine due to the ongoing war.
Many of these children show signs of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to UNICEF, 3 million children inside Ukraine and over 2.2 million children in refugee-hosting countries have been impacted in the last three months of the war.
The Hibuki Therapy Project uses a special stuffed dog that has been proven effective in case studies worldwide. Now, UHU is collaborating with its Israeli partners to train therapists, doctors, teachers and other volunteers in Ukraine on how to employ the Hibuki intervention. Over 150 Ukrainian volunteers on the ground in Ukraine have been trained. The first shipment of Hibuki dogs has been distributed through 19 therapy centers across Ukraine to children from the hardest hit war zones including Mariupol, Bucha, Hostomel, and Odessa.