Help Young Ukrainian Family to Start a New Life

St Julie Billiart and St. Peter parishes, located in North Ridgeville OH, have joined together in forming the “St. Julie & St. Peter Ukrainian Welcome Circle” through Sponsor Circles. Our mission is to welcome and resettle a Ukrainian family of four in the Greater Cleveland area where they will find a strong social and cultural community. Our Welcome Circle is a core group of volunteers, from both inside and outside our two parishes, who are committed to supporting the family in becoming self-sufficient as soon as possible after their arrival in September.

The total commitment of the Welcome Circle is for 2 years, but right now we are focused on the intense work to support the first 6 months after arrival, which is a critical time for them to establish their new life in Greater Cleveland and achieve independence.

Successful integration of the family into their new neighborhood depends on our success in:

  • Finding, securing and furnishing initial housing
  • Stocking the pantry
  • Assistance in navigating their new community
  • Help in applying for available public benefits
  • Accessing services and support programs and grants with supporting agencies
  • Accessing healthcare services
  • Enrollment in English Language courses
  • Support in securing employment
  • Navigation of public transportation
  • School Enrollment for the children

We know that the responsibility of sponsoring a family is both serious and rewarding. We also believe that it is what we are meant to be doing to bring all of us closer together while providing a Ukrainian family the opportunity to begin again. We can't imagine the strength the family will need to leave their home and embark on this life-changing transition. Your contribution will enable us to support this transition.

Donations (10)

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  • Maria DiLoreto
    • $50 
    • 21 d
  • Jessica Angelo
    • $50 
    • 28 d
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 29 d
  • Suzanne Snyder
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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St Julie Billiart Parish
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