The Sponsors Hub team hosted a meeting and assisted sponsors and beneficiaries.
1 January 1970The Meeting for Sponsors and Ukrainian Families under the program Uniting for Ukraine was hosted on our Sponsors Hub platform. This event is significant both for potential sponsors and Americans who have already welcomed a Ukrainian family here in the US. We shared a lot of helpful information: the process of becoming a sponsor, their responsibilities, how to apply, how we can help with this process and provide a family with assistance upon arrival. Invited experts from DHA shed light on available social programs for Ukrainian refugees, and at the end of the meeting, we handled a Q&A session with specialists. This meeting is a part of our Sponsors Hub activity, our Resource and Information Hub that was created in partnership with Welcome.US, and we implement it jointly with SOL Church. Our priority is to educate, provide people with needed resources, refer them to local community services, and assist them during all steps of becoming a sponsor. Keep an eye on our updates, and don't miss the opportunity to attend the next meeting!
UA House partnered with Welcome.us to launch a Sponsor Hub
1 January 1970Ukrainian American House has partnered with Welcome.us to launch a Sponsor Hub for Americans who want to support Ukrainian families. UA House creates a Sponsor Hub to support Americans as they welcome Ukrainian newcomers under the "United 4 Ukraine" program. This important resource and assistant hub is based on our ParaSOLka project with a partnership with Alight. Right now, sponsorship is the most impactful way Americans can help welcome Ukrainian families, but it can be complex. That's why it's essential to ensure the frontline organizations supporting sponsorship have the resources they need to advance and expand their work." "We are incredibly grateful and excited for the opportunity to expand the reach of the ParaSOLka project and support sponsors of Ukrainian refugees," said Ukrainian American House Chair Vlad Skots. "Sponsors are crucial for the successful resettlement of families fleeing Russia's war in Ukraine, and scaling up resources for them is of utmost importance. We are glad to collaborate with Welcome.Us and Alight to best welcome the newcomers."
UA House was honored by the Ukrainian Government
19 December 2022The efforts of UA House in supporting Ukraine were honored with a Gratitude Certificate from the Ministry of Health and a Certificate of Honorable Mention from the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine! The certificates were granted during an official meeting with the Ukrainian government in Kyiv, where Roman Sheremeta represented Ukrainian American House. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk and Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko personally thanked Roman for a significant contribution to strengthening Ukraine's international authority, the development of the Ukrainian health care system, and active efforts to provide effective assistance under the conditions of Russian armed aggression. So far, Ukrainian American House has sent to Ukraine $500,000 worth of BleedStop powder, almost 30 tons of medicines and medical equipment, 130 IFAKs, 10 ambulances, tens of thousands of personal protective equipment, and more than 10,000 kits of food aid. Thanks to every person who made this possible and for your generous donations! Together we can help Ukraine and relieve its suffering.
Thanksgiving celebration for Ukrainian refugees in Sacramento
26 November 2022Thanksgiving celebration for Ukrainian refugees in Sacramento UA House, in joint efforts with SOL Church, arranged the celebration of Thanksgiving for Ukrainian refugees! A Friendsgiving event for the huge Ukrainian community in Sacramento was hosted on November 26th, 2022. For many of our guests, it was the First Thanksgiving in the US, and we were excited to welcome them. For our project ParaSOLka, it was crucial to creating an event where Ukrainian refugee and immigrant families could enjoy the celebration atmosphere. "It is our first Thanksgiving, and now we understand this celebration from another side," said Denys Hashpor, one of the guests at the event. He and his family had to leave their homeland and just about everything else behind. They're one of the thousands of refugees now rebuilding in California. "Now we are here and happy with the kind people around," said Denys. The event gathered more than 400 people at the SOL Church, and it was a pleasure to share the holiday spirit by serving complimentary food and drinks, singing songs, and uniting in prayer for the future of Ukraine. "Most of them had a long, difficult way to get here, a lot of stressful days for them, but today we're helping them to have this peace, this celebration," said Vlad Skots, CEO of the Ukrainian American House. Almost 20 thousand Ukrainian people fled from war to the US this year, and many refugees settled in California, especially in the Sacramento area. Now Sacramento is known to have the largest Ukrainian community in the state. UA House's goal is to help those people to adapt to the new life, provide them with essential assistance and information, and make families feel at home, even being 6,000 miles away from it. Many thanks to everyone who made this event possible and to those who joined us that Saturday evening!