Ukraine Welcome Circles

Learn how you can welcome and help a Ukrainian family.

The Archdiocese of Seattle’s Immigrant and Refugee Ministry is participating in Ukraine Welcome Circles, a pilot program funded by the USCCB’s Migration and Refugee to help resettle Ukrainian refugee families. The goal of the program is to create welcome circles for Ukraine families, providing them with the tools, connections, information and financial support they need to settle in the United States.

What are welcome circles?

A welcome circle is a group of 5-20 people who come together to provide wrap around support for the family, housing, jobs, benefits, healthcare, give them rides, apartment, being a friend and more.

How to participate

Click here for the USCCB’s Ukraine Welcome Circle Toolkit for a more in-depth overview of Ukraine Welcome Circles and how they work.  If you are interested in learning more or want to form a Welcome Circle, contact Chris Koehler at

Archbishop Borys Gudziak addresses Catholics in the United States on June 7, 2022 after 100 days of war in Ukraine, from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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Chris Koehler

Director, Immigrant & Refugee Ministry