Second Ukrainian help center opens in Rīga

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On Monday, March 21, a second Ukrainian assistance center was opened on Kaļķu Street 1.

All services previously available at the Congress Hall are transferred to the new center. The Congress Hall now functions as an information center for Ukrainians.

At the center on Kaļķu Street, citizens from Ukraine may apply for a benefit in a crisis situation, a guaranteed minimum income allowance, a housing allowance, request to receive food parcels from the European Union (EU), as well as, for example, social rehabilitation and psychological support.

 Local government education specialists help Ukrainian residents to place their child in a school or kindergarten in Rīga. All visitors to the center are offered to receive the SIM cards of Latvian mobile phone operators. People who stay in Rīga are given a ticket with 20 trips in Rīga public transport, as well as a gift card for visiting the Riga Zoo.

Specialists of the State Fire and Rescue Service provide the possibility to find housing in Riga or in another local government, while representatives of the Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs help to address visa and personal document issues.

Ukrainian residents can receive advice from the State Employment Agency (NVA) on the possibility of employment, as well as information on the possibilities of applying for unemployed status. Specialists of the National Health Service provide people with advice on the possibilities of registering with a family doctor, receiving medical services and the necessary medicines.

This center will be open every working day from 9:00 to 18:00.

At the Congress Hall, an information center will now operate Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00 and weekends 10:00 to 16:00. For information, the phone 80000800 continues to operate, as well as the joint website

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