Thanksgiving and War

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are thankful for regions ofUkraine that are seeing hope in the midst of war. As of this writing Kahovka, the hometown of House of Joy, has not yet been liberated, but the Ukrainian army has advanced much nearer to them.The children and staff are all safe, for which we are […]

The Effect of War on the Nikishenko Family

Nikishenko family

During the war, you do not have a problem with figuring out your priorities. Things you treasure the most become very obvious. And they are not things at all. In my case, my family is my highest acquisition on this earth. My husband of 27+ years – Sasha, our two sons – Matt, 23, and […]

War Brings Change at House of Joy

Ukrain street with dilapidated buildings

House of Joy is in the state of Kherson in southern Ukraine, bordering Crimea. If you have followed the news, you know this is one of three states in Ukraine that Putin has openly stated he wants to take from Ukraine. The obvious motive is Black Sea port control. Therefore, since early in the war, […]