ukraine crisis response centerAs millions of Ukrainians continue to be displaced by the war, the Marks JCH has stepped up with speed, skill and urgency to welcome a growing flow of refugees who have fled Ukraine and arrived to New York City. From February of 2022, the Marks JCH has mobilized a Ukraine Crisis Response Center utilizing our three decades of expertise serving immigrants and displaced persons. We offer resettlement services and support to Ukrainians and their family members.

The Marks JCH Ukraine Crisis Response Center is generously supported by the UJA Federation of NY, J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, Tiger Foundation, American Equity CARES, Bank Leumi USA and the NYS Health Foundation.

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“Crisis response was one thing, you have to be reactive, you have to move quickly,” said Deborah Joselow, Chief Planning Officer for UJA-Federation of New York. “Now that we’ve come to recognize that this will go on for a long time, the war, the trauma, we have to hold up these supports for a long time.”

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Support Ukraine Relief Efforts

Marks JCH has welcomed thousands of Ukrainian Refugees and Evacuees to New York City. We provide immediate help for those settling into new lives in the US, as well as humanitarian support for organizations in Ukraine.



Case Management / Cash Assistance 

A team of trained case managers start with trauma-informed intake. Our services include help with public benefits, financial support to qualified families with funds for rent/food/clothing, interpretation of letters and documents, and connecting refugees to other services.

Legal Support & Work Authorization Assistance 

In partnership with NYLAG, Urban Justice Center, and pro-bona attorneys, the Marks JCH team helps clients obtain a free legal consultation, screen for TPS/EAD eligibility, and manage applications to completion.

Psychological Support 

In partnership with the JBFCS, we are offering Crisis Support, Short-term Trauma and Crisis intervention, group support, and linkages to therapy.  All services are available in Ukrainian, Russian or English.


Marks JCH offers subsidized trauma-informed care for Ukrainian refugee children within its After-school and Preschool programs, Summer Day Camp, and Teen programs. Marks JCH Staff also assists with school enrollments and obtaining supportive services for kids with disabilities.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

English classes are open to immigrants 18 and older, regardless of nationality or legal status. Classes are free, and are offered in the morning or evening sessions.

Vocational Trainings and Employment Services

Marks JCH Employment specialists work with individual clients to help with job-readiness, offer certification courses in Home Health Aid, Accounting, and Medical Billing and provide job placement opportunities.


The “MRIYA” project by Marks JCH is dedicated to assisting Ukrainians affected by the War. MRIYA means DREAM in Ukrainian – because every person deserves to follow theirs.

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Itkina, Alla - Case Manager Immigrant Services
Case Manager Immigrant Services
Intake Coordinator/Case Support
718-331-6800 ext 108