Protection. Care. Integration.

Arms Wide Open

Our Impact

The mission of “Arms Wide Open” is the inclusion of refugees women and kids and people at risk in Bulgarian society.

As a newly established organization, we would like to implement well-functioning organizational models and strategies with proven success in the field of refugee integration.

Our organization was founded in response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis of March 2022. As part of a volunteer initiative, we have established a collaboration with regional governors and municipalities in Bulgaria to exchange up-to-date information on the assistance offered by local authorities.

As part of our support for Ukraine, we collected up-to-date information on available accommodation and, in cooperation with hotels participating in the RMS 145 free accommodation program from the 10th of March 2022. As well as with private individuals, we coordinated the provision of shelter for Ukrainian refugees, in tourist sites and private apartments. We organized the recruitment, training and ongoing support of a group of 17 volunteers for Ukraine who processed over 900 applications for temporary accommodation within three weeks.

Arms Wide Open: Support and help - a group of young girls.

What we do

Arms Wide Open non-profit organization helps people affected by humanitarian crisis recover and rebuild their lives by providing integration projects and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant.

We Find & Fund

We focus our support in the following areas: improving integration to the society, increasing access to education and child care, helping in finding work, providing humanitarian help. Our effort is to help migrants and refugees to be protected, embraced and empowered in a society of just and welcoming communities.

We Provide Care

We believe in equality and supremacy of each person no matter from which nationality or background they come from. We trust that each one should have the same access to the social benefits as education, employment, safety, rights etc.

We Cooperate

We aim to deliver high-quality and cost-effective programs with close cooperation with international partners and local institutions.

We Learn

The goal of our organization is to implement the successful programs of our European partners for the integration of refugees in the governmental system as a Bulgarian humanitarian response.

Our numbers that speak

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.

Check our Annual report 2022 pdf

Refugees accommodated within 3 weeks
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Families supported with humanitarian help
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Ukrainian children integrated
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Ukrainian refugees employed

Partners on our projects

With thanks from Arms Wide Open