We are getting a lot of concerned and heartwarming reactions to the war in Ukraine. Host families are desperately needed and we are grateful that we received new applications. Below are the most frequently asked questions about the situation in Ukraine and the work of Takecarebnb.
I want to open my house to Ukrainian refugees! Is that possible?
Yes, of course! It’s great that you want to do this. You can register here.
On March 3, 2022, it was decided that refugees from Ukraine will be given special status. This way Ukrainians can work, study and their children can go to school in the Netherlands. They also have the right to shelter, medical care, social assistance and financial support.
The Dutch security regions must receive 2,000 Ukrainians. They can place the refugees at official locations (holiday parks, hotels) or with a host family. Municipalities register the Ukrainians who now arrive there. By registering at Takecarebnb, we get to know a lot of basic information about you from your intake form. We will then contact you for a telephone screening. We will ask you a number of questions about your background, family composition, available space, etc. With your permission, we will share your data with the municipality. The ‘match’ between you and a refugee from Ukraine is therefore arranged by your municipality. The municipality is also responsible for practical matters (insurance, school for children, etc.).
There is a lot to consider when taking someone into your home. Read our tips here (English version coming soon).
Are you also open to someone from another country (for example Syria or Yemen)? Please let us know during your telephone screening.
What can I do?
Register as a host family with Takecarebnb.
We are also looking for volunteers who want to support us in the coming months (Dutch language required). As a matchmaker, you conduct intake interviews and make matches between refugees and host families. You also supervise these groups during the entire stay. Interested? Send an email to Annemeijn (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would also like to hear in which part of the country you are located. You can also donate to the Red Cross via this link.
We thank everyone who has applied or is planning to do so on behalf of all the people who have fled and who desperately need our help and solidarity.