A message from Lori Weber, regional director of Catholic Charities Jacksonville:
"Yesterday, the White House announced that the United States will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia’s aggression through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Catholic Charities Jacksonville is working in partnership with the federal government and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to determine how many Ukrainian refugees we can expect to resettle in our community based off of this announcement, but we are unable to determine an exact number at this time.
As of now, we expect to support 35 Ukrainian refugees who were already approved to resettle in Jacksonville. The Ukrainian refugees who will be resettled as part of yesterday's announcement should start coming to our city this summer, and we will keep the community informed of the number of families we expect to support as we receive more information.
Our refugee resettlement team is seeking support from local individuals and businesses to help us ensure each Ukrainian refugee has a safe place to live, furniture, food and living staples waiting for them when they arrive in Jacksonville. The best way to make an impact is through a financial donation so our team can purchase the most pressing items needed for families, but we are also very happily accepting volunteers and in-kind donations."
Please visit and bookmark our Ukrainian refugee resettlement page to stay informed.