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HELP UKRAINIAN REFUGEES
RESETTLE IN OUR COMMUNITY

The invasion of Ukraine has created an urgent need for Catholic Charities Jacksonville to provide aid to those actively fleeing the country. There are hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who have been displaced due to the war – and they’ve left everything behind to do so. 

Our refugee services team is preparing to ensure each Ukrainian refugee family has a safe place to live, furniture, food and living staples waiting for them when they arrive in our community. We are expecting to resettle dozens of Ukrainian families in our community in the coming weeks. 

Catholic Charities is working in partnership with the federal government and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), but we need the community's help for these individuals and families who have survived unimaginable trauma and continue to process the ramifications of the conflict in their home country.

 

Please join us in prayer for these refugees and those helping to serve them. View Pope Francis's prayer for refugees here.

How You Can Help

FURNITURE

Provide furniture and
household items (see note)*

VOLUNTEER

Assist our team with Apartment set ups and more

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EMPLOY

Help refugees find work

in our community

DONATE

Support our Refugee Resettlement Program

Purchase household items for Ukrainian refugees from our Amazon Wishlist. 

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For further questions, please call 904-854‐0675.

For media inquiries, please contact Cheryl Estevez at ceztevez@ccbjax.org.

 

HOW REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT WORKS

 

At Catholic Charities Jacksonville, we’ve resettled refugees in our community for almost 40 years. In fact, we have resettled an estimated 1,318 refugees in 2021. Our refugee resettlement team supports new arrivals to our community by providing: 

  • Airport reception

  • Safe and appropriate housing

  • Adequate food supplies

  • Clothing

  • Living staples

  • Access to health services

  • Enrollment in school

  • Cultural orientation 

  • Employment services 

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me."

Matthew 25:35

A MESSAGE FROM LORI WEBER, OUR REGIONAL DIRECTOR

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Thousands of years ago, according to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus told his disciples the parable of how God will ultimately identify the righteous in his flock telling them, “I was a stranger and you invited me in.” 

 

It is in this spirit that Catholic Charities Jacksonville is now dedicated to helping vulnerable refugees fleeing to escape the violence of the ongoing Russian invasion in their home country of Ukraine. This complex and difficult work often involves comforting and supporting fragile and bewildered survivors. Case managers, trainers and job developers help them learn English, find work, and make a new home.

Catholic Charities Jacksonville is working diligently to ensure we’re ready to resettle as many Ukrainian refugees as possible, as quickly as possible. 

We will be there to welcome these strangers with open arms and provide them with what they need to restart their lives and become self-sustaining members of our Northeast Florida community. Please consider supporting our efforts in this crucial mission of mercy. We cannot accomplish it without the invaluable support of our community. 

LATEST UPDATES

In response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Congress has authorized the enrollment of specific Ukrainian populations and other non-Ukrainian individuals into ORR funded services and programs, including the Matching Grant (MG). Catholic charities Jacksonville Office is one of the MG program ORR grantees.

 

Who is eligible?

  • Citizens or nationals of Ukraine, and non-Ukrainian individuals who last habitually resided in Ukraine;

  • Individuals paroled into the U.S. between February 24, 2022, through September 30, 2023,

  • OR the spouse or child of an individual paroled during the given timeframe.

  • OR the parent, legal guardian, or primary caregiver of an individual described above who is determined to be an unaccompanied child paroled during the given timeframe

 

Please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of the Catholic Charities case workers If the mentioned above eligibility requirements fits you call CCBJAX Refugee Resettlement at (904) 224-0075.