Hello Neighbor's Day of Giving Birthday Celebration

Hello Neighbor is turning 7! We invite you to celebrate with us April 24, 2024 with a day of giving🎉
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Welcoming Our Ukrainian Neighbors

Hello Neighbor has a Ukraine hotline for those seeking assistance.
Please call 412-567-3946, extension 706.

You can also complete our online form.

On April 21, 2022, President Biden introduced Uniting for Ukraine, which provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members to come to the United States and stay temporarily in a two year period of parole. So far, the U.S. has welcomed over 100,000 Ukrainian citizens through the following pathways:

Temporary Immigrant Visas 47,000
Private Sponsorship Program 30,000
U.S - Mexico Border (Asylum Seekers) More than 22,000
Traditional refugee system 500
Total Approx. 100,000

Ukrainian Refugee Approval Process

The most unique part of the Ukrainian refugee process is private sponsorship through Uniting for Ukraine called Sponsor Circles. Ukrainians with a U.S.-based sponsor may receive temporary status in the U.S. for two years as a Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee (UHP). UHPs have protected status, so they can live and work in the U.S. Unless another law is passed, UHPs must apply for and win asylum to receive legal permanent residence.

Hello Neighbor can only access Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees (UHP) clients through referrals. That’s where YOU and the broader Pittsburgh community come in!

Do you know a Ukrainian refugee in Pittsburgh? Complete our referral form.

Make A Difference

  • Spread the word - the only way Hello Neighbor is able to support Ukrainian refugees is through referrals. .
  • Become a Supporter through Uniting for Ukraine - If you are interested in learning more about sponsoring a Ukrainian individual or family, the Uniting for Ukraine website has all of the information you need to apply.
  • Become a volunteer with Hello Neighbor - we have a variety of volunteer opportunities, both short and long term with varying levels of commitment.
  • Donate - This is a way to directly support our new neighbors and make Pittsburgh a place we’re all proud to call home!
  • Community Co-Sponsorship is where community groups provide material and social support to resettle a refugee family with support from Hello Neighbor Staff. We are currently seeking three pilot groups of 5-15 people for a 6-month commitment. Email lexie@helloneighbor.io to learn more!

Further Reading

We are celebrating our 7th year of supporting our immigrant and refugee neighbors!

At Hello Neighbor we are committed to helping our refugee and immigrant neighbors realize their dreams of success and prosperity from the moment they step off the plane in Pittsburgh. We are there every step of the way as our newest neighbors build their home in a new city, ensuring they have access to everything from furnished housing to a friendly and caring neighbor they can connect with through our Mentorship program.

As we joyfully celebrate another year of supporting our newest neighbors, we invite you to join us in commemorating this special occasion by making a donation on our Day of Giving Birthday celebration.

It’s because of the generosity of people like you that we are able to connect new neighbors to resources and relationships that make Pittsburgh a welcoming new home.

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Milestones We Reached Last Year

Your generosity is the driving force behind our growth! With your help, this past year, we were able to:

  • resettle 82 individuals (including 43 children!)
  • facilitate a total of 3,016 tutoring hours
  • strategically match 26 mentorship groups
  • support a total of 125 parent and baby pairs through our Smart Start program

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate our birthday, we are also looking ahead to a new year of supporting our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Your contributions will be instrumental in helping us reach exciting milestones, including the expansion of our health, employment and legal services and welcoming 325+ refugees!

Help us Reach $20,000 on our Birthday of Giving!

This year our goal is to raise $20,000 to support programs and services. It’s ambitious, but with your help, we know we can do it! Will you help us continue building a more welcoming Pittsburgh and United States?

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