Since the Russia’s new bombing campaign against Ukraine began on February 24, over 100,000 Ukrainian nationals have arrived in the United States. The United States has warmly welcomed these newcomers and many state governments have stood up to prepare for their arrival.
Since the beginning of this effort, UCCA Local Branches have been at the forefront of local advocacy throughout the country, while the UCCA national office, the UNIS bureau in Washington, D.C., and UCCA’s Executive Officers have engaged with national leaders and departments in the United States. UCCA partnered with the Welcome.US Welcome Coalition since before the public launch of its Ukraine initiative, and continues coordinating the Ukrainian American community’s efforts with the 60 other member countries of the Ukrainian World Congress, as we collectively prepared for the unprecedented crisis that Russia forced on these displaced individuals.
Please visit UCCA.org/Welcome where you can find a host of links to official state resources including Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, employment preparation, job placement, English language training, and other services offered through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
Many states rely on partnerships with refugee-serving non-profit organizations, and other community service partners in coordinating public assistance programs and services that support resettlement and integration for these displaced Ukrainians. Where these lists are published by the states, we have included them on this webpage as well.
As of this email, UCCA.org/Welcome lists information from the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Health & Human Services. You can also find information from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Welcome.US, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the Refugee Processing Center, and the International Rescue Committee.
Since launching this page, our UCCA local branches have reached out from additional states to add to our list of resources, that now includes information from the states of California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and the State of Washington.