Uniting for Ukraine: Welcoming the Immigrant

In response to the war in Ukraine, the US Government has created the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program. This pathway allows individual US residents to support displaced Ukrainians to come to the US and receive two years of humanitarian parole, which means they can live and work in the US for up to two years. Catholic Charities: Diocese of Cleveland, particularly Migration and Refugee Services, is launching a new initiative to support Ukrainians - Welcome Circles.

Our Ukrainian Family and Team

Our parish, along with members of the Strongsville United Church of Christ and other community organizations, have formed a Welcome Circle in supporting a family of five. As you can see in the picture, our family consists of a father who is skilled in driving a truck and carpentry, a mother who was a teacher, and 3 young children. They are pictured with members of our Welcome Circle. You can support the effort with your prayers, material support of clothing and household items, and financial gifts. Collections and sales, such as our February and August Our Parish Social Concerns envelopes and Candy Sales, will help support our Welcome Circle, along with the efforts undertaken by our other Social Concerns ministries. Checks may be sent to St. Joseph Parish marked "Ukraine". Please click on the link for Household items to see the list of items needed, while financial gifts can be made using FaithDirect by clicking on the financial link.

Frequently Asked Questions
Household Items
You may call the Parish Office at 440.238.5555 for assistance with using Sign-up Genius.
Financial Gifts

If you have any questions or wish to learn more, please contact our coordinators:

  • Rosanne Radziewicz, Turn on JavaScript!
  • Angela Weerasuriya, Turn on JavaScript!