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.
The 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.
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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.
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:
How You Can Help
Support our Refugee Resettlement Program
Assist our team with apartment setups and more
Volunteer needs (almost all volunteer needs are during the week- no weekends):
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.