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Crisis in Ukraine

Together with the rest of the world, we have watched in horror as violence and war have erupted in Ukraine. There are already more than 2.9 million people in need and this number will continue to increase as many attempt to flee to safety. Because of our long-standing work with refugees from all over the world, many have reached out to ask if we are receiving Ukrainian refugees and how they can help. At this time, the Department of State has not given us any indication that we should expect the arrival of Ukrainian refugees. Should this change, we will update the information provided in this post.

Update: Those who already have family in the U.S. and belong to vulnerable groups will be given priority under the Biden administration’s 100,000 allotment.

In the past, Texas has not been a large hub for Ukrainian refugees. Most Ukrainian refugees are resettled in Washington state and California. Therefore, we do not anticipate a large amount of Ukrainian refugees to be resettled in Texas.

We hope you join us in prayer for the end of this war. Additionally, we ask that you support this collection by the diocese for Catholic Relief Services and Caritas. These partner organizations are working on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding countries providing shelter, meals, transport, and more. To give now or learn more, please click here.

If you’d like to support our ongoing and critical refugee needs, please consider making a donation here. Please know that donations earmarked for “refugees” will be used to help families who have fled war-torn countries and are in search of a bigger and brighter future. Thank you for supporting our work in welcoming the stranger, and collectively praying for an end to this war.

If you would like to learn more about our work serving refugees, read more here.