On February 24, 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine displacing over a Million people. As the crisis unfolds, family and friends in the United States have sought help and support from JFCS Pittsburgh and our partner organizations.JFCS is committed to helping in this crisis. At this time, there are few legal pathways for Ukrainians displaced by the war to enter the United States.
- Immediate assistance: If your relative is in need of immediate assistance, contact the international organizations who are on the ground abroad to help Ukrainians through the crisis.
- Residence in the EU: (3/3/2022 - Breaking News) Displaced Ukrainians will be able to remain in the EU - live and work for three years as part of an emergency response plan.
- Immigration to the US: US citizens or permanent residents can act as an Anchor/Petitioner to bring their relatives to the US through regular immigration channels. JFCS can help with this process for residents of Southwestern PA. (Intake form below)
- Refugee resettlement: The international refugee resettlement process is initiated by UNHCR. When the US begins accepting refugees from Ukraine, JFCS will help resettle new arrivals to Pittsburgh. (contact details below)
In the links below, you will find information on legal options and a contact form to request assistance from JFCS Immigration Legal Services, JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services and our Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC) partner agencies.