Keystone Human Services International


Hotline Support Service

Hotline Support Service Connects Refugees to Resources

When someone from Ukraine calls Keystone Moldova’s Hotline Support Service, they may be looking for food and hygiene products. They may be looking for necessary medications. They may be looking for adaptive equipment, psychological counseling, or information about accessible transformation for themselves or a family member with a disability.
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Child Playing with Blocks

Support for Ukraine: A Look Back at February-June 2022

Keystone Moldova has been supporting refugees from Ukraine since the war started in late February. From February through June: • 4,500 people, mostly mothers and children, used the tent at the Palanca border crossing • 159 calls came into the Hotline Support Service • 454 cases of direct support and medical assistance were provided by...
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Side Events at the UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Address Support for Refugees with Disabilities

To learn more about our work supporting refugees, visit Our Support for Ukraine . “Keystone Moldova has taken a pro-active approach to supporting refugees with disabilities,” said Dr. Ludmila Malcoci, Regional Director of Keystone Human Services International and Executive Director of Keystone Moldova. “We are working to ensure that people with disability are included in...
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President Maia Sandu letter

Keystone Moldova Receives Commendation from the President of Moldova

Harrisburg, PA—Keystone Moldova, a subsidiary of Keystone Human Services, is honored to receive a commendation from Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova, for its work supporting refugees from Ukraine.
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Charlie on SmartTalk

Keystone Moldova’s Mobile Teams Provide Essential Support for Refugees with Disabilities

On May 11, Charles Hooker, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services, joined WITF’s Scott LaMar on Smart Talk to share Keystone Moldova’s work supporting refugees with disabilities from Ukraine. You can listen to the full program online.
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Providing Support for Refugees with Disabilities

On April 27, 2022, Dr. Ludmila Malcoci, Executive Director of Keystone Moldova and Keystone Human Services International Regional Director of Central and Eastern Europe, spoke at a webinar organized by EASPD, “Hosting Ukrainians With Disabilities: How to organize it as service providers.” She joined representatives from NGOs: Lukas Kvokacka from Barlicka in Slovakia, Eric Bloemkolk...
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Through the Eyes of a Host Family in Moldova

Families in Tudora are opening their homes to refugees from Ukraine, providing a safe place for people to live as they prepare for the next step in their journey. Keystone Moldova spoke with a family who has been hosting refugees since February 26. Here’s their story in their own words:
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Families in Tudora Open Their Homes to Ukrainians

Families in Tudora, Moldova have opened their homes to Ukrainians seeking refuge, doubling and sometimes tripling the number of people living in their homes. People are stretching their own resources to provide for additional people. This unparalleled generosity is what characterizes Moldova’s response to the war in Ukraine. Individual families, NGOs, and the country are...
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Keystone Human Services Announces Planned Executive Succession

(Harrisburg, PA, April 14, 2022) Keystone Human Services announced today that Charles J. Hooker III will retire as President and CEO, effective January 2023. Charles S. Sweeder, current Executive Vice President, will succeed him as the third President and CEO in KHS history.
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Child painting

Mental Health Needs During a Crisis

A little girl paints a picture, swirling colors on the paper. Another child builds a tower with blocks. A mother sips tea and takes a moment just to breathe.
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