Winnipeg nuns open safe house for orphaned girls in Ukraine
A Ukrainian Catholic religious order in Winnipeg is reaching across the globe to help teenage girls at risk.
Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate is raising money for a safe house in Ukraine. They say many of the girls they work with in orphanages end up becoming targets for human trafficking.
The residence will help the girls stay safe and continue their education.
"We can't save them all but the ones that we can have an association with, we can have them in that home for a couple of, two, three years," said Sister Janice Soluk.
A fundraising breakfast to buy furniture for the safe house is set for this Saturday at Holy Eucharist Church on Munroe Avenue.
The safe house opens in Lviv, on Feb. 1.