The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America – Western New York Branch (UCCA-WNY) will be coordinating our refugee relief efforts. UCCA-WNY includes Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse

UCCA-WNY is working with the UCCA in Washington DC, New York City and Chicago to deliver correct, timely and consistent information.  We are also working with the Ukrainian American Bar Association (Ukrainian Lawyers) and the US State Department.

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To apply for your family member to come to USA, you'll have to fill out I-134 form online at Declaration of Financial Support | USCIS, create account here and fill it up

Instructions how to fill it up and what documents you'll need find out at this link I-134, Declaration of Financial Support (

The UCCA-WNY contact for Refugee Relief is Mr. Mark Houghton; telephone (716) 990-5943; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The UCCA-WNY office is at 207 Military Road Buffalo, NY 14207. Next door to the UACC.

If want to host refugees or displaced people from Ukraine, please fill out an Application Form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you want to Volunteer, or have a general question, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Immigration Attorneys:

Shestopalko Law Firm, (585) 506-7356,

Berger, Berger & Sobieski Law Firm, (716) 634-6500,


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International Resources for Ukraine Refugees

NY City Immigrant Resources in Ukrainian language

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Ukraine Refugee Update 11March2022 from the United Nations

USA Temporary Protected Status TPS

URGENT - Action Items

Upcoming Events - #SupportUkraine

Friday, May 20 - “Vyshyvanka” Ukrainian Embroidery Celebration at Dnipro.  Ukrainian patriotic music, delicious dinner, and well-spent time of friends who support Ukraine, love Ukrainian traditions and proudly wear their Ukrainian embroidery Bar open 5-11 pm, Kitchen open 5-9 pm, 562 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14204


Saturday, May 21, 11 AM – 6 PM - Help for Ukraine Fundraiser at 200 Como Park Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14224. Ukrainian food and baked goods, basket raffle, Ukrainian merchandise. All proceeds go towards the support of victims of war in Ukraine. See it on Facebook

Sunday, May 29, 11:55 pm - Memorial Day Midnight Ride for Ukraine at College St, Buffalo, NY 14201. Wear your blue and yellow colors in solidarity, multiple random stops, bonfire and music at the end. Ride starts at midnight, bring a bike. See it on Facebook

Ukraine needs YOUR Help

We must fight the war against Russian lies and disinformation.

Click the links below for sample letters, addresses, phone numbers and emails:  

  1. US President and White House
  2. US Senator Charles Schumer
  3. US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  4. US Congressman Brian Higgins
  5. US Congressman Chris Jacobs
  6. Local and National Media

Click here for samples and details.

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