On Sunday, Sept 6, we opened our office in Odessa. The staff made all the preparations, invited friends, and celebrated. It is the first time This Child Here has had a physical residence in Ukraine. For many years, I was reluctant to do this as I felt vulnerable to corruption. Now, it's important. We cooperate with government agencies and other non-profits. We need space for training families, social workers, and mentors, for consulting with families and meeting anyone who comes our way. Two of our staff members who are interested in early childhood development, will be using space to offer a preschool program. It all feels good. My job was to hold balloons.