A child forms a heart with hands painted the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

The humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine continues to affect millions of people, including those still living there and those who have fled the country to escape the conflict.

Queens Public Library will continue to compile resources and information to help those affected by the war, and share links to organizations that are working to provide aid and assistance to those in need, here and abroad.


Upcoming Events at QPL

Poets and Writers For Ukraine at the Ridgewood Library
This program will feature Ukrainian writers and writers of Ukrainian descent reading poems and stories in the library's garden. Our readers are Vasyl Makno, Olena Jennings, Kristina Lucenko, Lila Dlaboha, Virlana Tkacz, and Vera Sirota. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Ridgewood Library.
Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm
Ridgewood Library
, 20-12 Madison Street


QPL's New Americans Program

Queens Public Library's New Americans Program celebrates our borough’s diversity and helps immigrants and newcomers adjust to life in the United States.

We offer:

  • books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, and more in over 30 languages
  • help with the immigration process
  • several ways for you to learn English
  • workshops and programs in your native language
  • and much more.

Learn More about QPL's New Americans Program.


Resources for Ukrainian New Yorkers

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs offers Resources for Immigrant New Yorkers in English, Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian.

New York State Stands with Ukraine: Resources for Ukrainians and How New Yorkers Can Help

The New York Legal Assistance Group's Immigrant Protection Unit is continuing to help Ukrainian nationals who have urgent immigration needs. For more information, please visit https://nylag.org/ukrainian-immigrant-assistance-project/.


Local Ukrainian Businesses & Religious Institutions

Varenyk House
67-14 Fresh Pond Road
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(917) 909-0257
Ukrainian Borscht, and Support, at Varenyk House (The New Yorker)

Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church
31-12 30th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Email: hcukicc@yahoo.com

St. Mary Protectress Ukrainian Catholic Church of Ozone Park
97-06 87th Street
Ozone Park, NY 11416
Email: StMaryUkrainianChurch@gmail.com


Aid Organizations and Resources

Uniting for Ukraine (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the United States and stay temporarily in a two-year period of parole.

Options for Nationals of Ukraine Seeking Asylum in the U.S. (Nolo Network)

The USA Information Center for Ukrainians offers practical information and resources for people coming to the United States from Ukraine.

Upwardly Global is offering FREE resources to Ukrainian newcomers, U.S. employers, and community sponsors to support the successful inclusion of Ukrainian professionals into the U.S. workforce.

The Ukraine Library Relief Fund (American Library Association) will assist in the eventual rebuilding of Ukrainian libraries that have been damaged or destroyed.

UNICEF supports health, nutrition, education, and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.

Voices of Children Foundation provides children affected by the war with psychological and psychosocial support.

Doctors Without Borders provides medical teams and emergency medical aid to people in crisis.

The UN Refugee Agency helps people fleeing violence and war find safe refuge.

Razom for Ukraine: Razom (which means “together” in Ukrainian) provides urgent help and support to Ukrainians.

United Help Ukraine provides medical aid and humanitarian relief to Ukrainians.

The International Rescue Committee supports displaced children and families with vital supplies.

International Medical Corps provides access to medical and mental health services for those affected by the war.

CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund provides immediate aid including food, water and hygiene kits.

Sunflower of Peace Foundation raises money to prepare supplies for paramedics and doctors on the front lines.

International Committee of the Red Cross provides emergency assistance such as food, water, and other essential items.

Save the Children provides children and families with immediate aid, such as food, water, hygiene kits, and psychosocial support.

Kidsave is helping rescue children and families in Ukraine and providing humanitarian aid.