The mission of Toledo Helps Ukraine is to help
Ukrainian citizens impacted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds, and to distribute in a manner that will make the most significant impact on the lives of displaced or besieged Ukrainians.
Uniting for Ukraine is a streamlined process that allows for Ukrainian citizens who have been displaced by Russia’s aggression to apply for humanitarian parole in the United States.
Under Uniting for Ukraine, the U.S. government allows people fleeing the war in Ukraine to seek refuge in the United States on a temporary basis known as humanitarian parole, with the support of a sponsor in the United States.
The sponsor, or group of sponsors, will provide financial support to meet the basic needs of someone fleeing Ukraine. They may also provide additional support, such as assistance enrolling in educational or training programs or securing employment.
Sponsors can be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or other lawfully present individuals. This includes individuals on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and refugees. Groups of sponsors, nonprofits, educational institutions, and employers can also help sponsor people fleeing Ukraine. If you have time or services you'd like to donate,
You are changing lives and strengthening your community and country. Toledo Helps Ukraine is here to assist. Sponsors are responsible for finding safe and appropriate housing for newcomers. They support newcomers in ensuring health needs are met, kids are enrolled in school, and adults find work, among other factors.
There is no fee for filing the paperwork to support a Ukrainian. However, sponsorship carries with it some basic financial responsibilities. Learn more about Humanitarian Parole here.
Adult beneficiaries will be able to apply for work authorization in the United States as well as for other important documents, such as a Social Security number and state ID. Legislation also expands eligibility for beneficiaries to apply for federal public benefits, such as Medicaid, and for programs and services funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Learn more about those programs here.
For more information about Uniting for Ukraine, visit USCIS.gov and DHS.gov