More than 4 million people are fleeing for their lives to neighboring countries—leaving behind homes, jobs and everything familiar.
There is great risk of additional suffering both within Ukraine and for those who are fleeing to neighboring countries for safety. CRS and Caritas partners on the ground and need immediate support to meet both ongoing needs as the situation intensifies.
WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington has a long history of providing relief services to refugees in humanitarian crises. We assisted people in need from Vietnam, Cuba, Haiti, and many others for over 50 years. We intend to connect refugees traveling from Afghanistan with the full weight of our programs and services that cover all 13 counties of Eastern Washington. There are also many ways volunteers and donors can get involved and help us “Welcome the Stranger” in this time of crisis for Afghan Refugees.
Catholic Charities Programs Mobilizing to support Afghan Refugees
CAPA - providing emergency children’s items and education support
Community Behavioral Health Services- counseling resources to offer extensive treatment
Emergency Assistance - resources that are available to solve problems new arrivals may face
Food For All - Delivering fresh produce to individuals and families
Immigration Legal Services - helping families reunify
Rapid Rehousing - Assisting in finding housing solutions
Senior Services - assisting with grocery shopping and light chores/housework in homes
St. Anne’s Children & Family Center - delivering high-quality childcare to families in need
With your gift, families in Ukraine and the surrounding countries receive food, clothing, transport to safe shelter, cash assistance, counseling and care for children.
Years of conflict along the eastern border had already displaced 1.3 million people from their homes and claimed 14,000 lives and now 2.3 million people have fled Ukraine. Almost ninety percent of the refugees are women and children. Throughout this time, Caritas Ukraine, with support from CRS, has been providing emergency relief and recovery—and now help is needed more than ever.
The situation there is rapidly unfolding, and we could not do this work without your support. When you donate, you provide immediate assistance for your Ukrainian sisters and brothers affected by this crisis.
Your prayers and support will make so much difference. Please give a vital gift today!