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Crisis in Ukraine Response

In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigrant Services team is leading the Agency’s response to serving Ukrainians fleeing the war in their homeland.


Support Information for Ukraine Arrivals

Catholic Charities is not eligible to serve as a sponsor. For individuals who wish to sponsor family or friends living in Ukraine, please visit the federal government website or “Uniting for Ukraine” for the requirements to become a sponsor.

For community organizations that would like to explore becoming a sponsor, please see below in our “Ways to Help” section.

There are many scams, so we encourage you to only obtain information from sites like or sites from the US government that end in “.gov”


We are happy to assess the eligibility for support for individuals who have already arrived in the United States and are in need of cash assistance or benefits. Please email and include your name, a phone number, and a short description of what you need.


Catholic Charities operates five food pantries across Eastern Massachusetts and provides free adult education and English classes for individuals who wish to learn English as a second language. To learn more, please visit our Basic Needs and Adult Education pages.

Ways to Help

To make a direct donation, please visit our donation page.

Catholic Charities works with a number of volunteer community sites (including churches, synagogues, mosques, cities) that assist with the sponsorship of refugees. For information on how your group can become a sponsor, please email Phil D’Agati at or call 617-388-5479.

For people who would like to volunteer their time or offer housing/shelter to help Ukrainian refugees, please email Holly Clark, director of volunteer services, at

We are unfortunately unable to accept any furniture/household donations at this time.


We are in urgent need of Ukrainian interpreters. Please email us and a member of Community Interpreter Services team will share more information about how to be an interpreter with us.

For media inquiries, please contact and a member of the Marketing and Communications team will be in touch.

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