War, instability, and oppression force many around the world to seek safety.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Department of Migration and Refugee Services, together with dioceses across the country, is helping to welcome displaced families to the United States through Welcome Circles.
You can help, too.
Facilitate the creation of Welcome Circles for displaced families from places such as Ukraine, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, providing them with the tools, connections, information, and financial support they need to become self-sufficient and settle into American communities.
What are Welcome Circles?
A Welcome Circle is a group of 5-20 people who come together to provide wraparound support for the family, housing, time-bound income support, basic necessities, job search advice, orientation to the community and more.
Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia discusses his recent travel to Ukraine, the war, the enduring hope of the Ukrainian people, and their gratitude for American support.
In this special edition of Catholic Current, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration, and Archbishop Gudziak both touch on different aspects of the war in Ukraine and the resulting refugee situation.