Shortly after the conflict between Russia and Ukraine began, President Biden committed to welcome up to 100,000 people fleeing Ukraine. He also announced that Ukrainians already in the United States would be granted Temporary Protected Status making them safe from deportation.
In April, the administration announced the Uniting for Ukraine Program. Under this program, people who fled the Ukraine conflict are eligible for humanitarian parole, a means of temporary legal status. Individuals who travel to the U.S. through this program must apply with a sponsor. Individuals and organizations in the U.S. who wish to sponsor a Ukrainian arrival must commit to financially supporting them.
CWS launched in July 2022 a 90-day case management program through the Preferred Community GAPS. During the 90-day program period, our resettlement agency will provide basic core services that include, but are not limited to:
- Cultural Orientation
- Seasonally appropriate clothing donations
- Assistance enrolling children in WIC
- Assistance enrolling children in school
- Selective Service registration, as applicable
- Assistance enrolling in English Language Training
- Assistance enrolling in employment services, as appropriate and eligible
- Assistance accessing health services, as possible
- Assistance enrolling in public benefits, as eligible
- Referrals to community resources.
- Transportation support
The Matching Grant Program can be accessed at the following offices: