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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Thank you for Supporting the AB Loves Ukraine: Refugee Resettlement Supply Drive April 22-23

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HELPING 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. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been displaced due to the war, leaving everything behind.  Dozens of Ukrainian families are expected to resettle in our community in the coming weeks. Catholic Charities Jacksonville is preparing to ensure that each Ukrainian refugee family has a safe place to live, furniture, food, and living staples waiting for them when they arrive.  

ukraine refugee resettlement collection drive posterThe Atlantic Beach community rallied to assist Catholic Charities Jacksonville by hosting AB Loves Ukraine: A Refugee Resettlement Supply Drive on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23.  

Thank you so much for your generous donations. You are the reason why America is such an amazing place to live.  Questions? Email info@coab.us.

Click here to support Catholic Charities Jacksonville with a donation to assist with the Ukraine refugee resettlement program, click here.

For information on how to further support Catholic Charities Jacksonville's efforts to assist Ukraine refugees in Jacksonville, read the section below or click here.

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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.

 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 

How You Can Help

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VOLUNTEER

Assist our team with apartment setups and more

 Volunteer needs (almost all volunteer needs are during the week- no weekends):

  • Sorting and counting donations at our “warehouse”
  • Apartment setups
  • Help Case Manager with appointments (Refugee Clinic, school enrollments, WIC, ELC, doctor offices, home visits, Tax Collector, bank, etc). 
  • Help Case Manager with Cultural Orientation (public benefits, safety, public transportation, banking, hygiene, education, etc)
  • Teach clients where they can buy food, medicine, etc. 
  •  Filling documents in case files, fill-out forms 
  •  Finding doctors and making appointments 
  • Translation 
  • Airport pick-ups 
  • Showing clients how to check mailbox for correspondence, and how-to payments by mail
  • Help clients with resumes, job applications, interviews, etc.

Signing up to volunteer with Catholic Charities (this does not include the April 22-23  supply drive -- volunteers are not needed for that)

All volunteer inquiries, please contact Courtney Partin via phone or email at  904-224-0077 or cpartin@ccbjax.org.

All volunteers will be asked to fill out and review our volunteer application and handbook. If you are wanting to engage with our clients (refugees), you would need to complete a background check/fingerprinting (which you would be financially responsible for) and Protecting God’s Children’s Class. If you are wanting to transport clients, you would need to adjust your auto insurance policy to ensure their safety and yours. 


 

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