Ukrainian Response Initiative

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New Yorkers impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in New York are eligible to receive services through the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ Ukrainian Response Initiative. Support is available to both currently residing and newly arrived Ukrainian New Yorkers, as well as others forced to flee the conflict.

To learn more about your options, contact one of the organizations listed below.

Social services and referrals:

2244 Church Avenue, 4th floor,
Brooklyn NY 11226

Catholic Charities
80 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor,
New York, NY 10038


Shorefront YM-YWHA
3300 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Immigration legal services:

NYLAG: Ukrainian Immigrant Assistance Project

Additional resources

Essential Resources

General Support

Employment Authorization


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