Law firm providing free legal aid to Ukrainian families

Katie R. Ochoa

People can use for non permanent protective status, which the US Section of Homeland Protection introduced in March.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Starting above in a overseas region, just after fleeing your very own due to the fact of war, is anything a lot of of us have not and will not encounter.

For Ukrainian families, that adjustment is even now a do the job in development.

“Just earning confident their primary requirements are included has been essential,” said Veronica Gromada. 

Gromada and her law firm of Shook, Hardy and Bacon are performing to provide cost-free authorized aid to at the very least six Ukrainian people who not too long ago resettled  in Jacksonville.

“It really is the style of grassroots endeavours that might, regardless of what may well be heading on politically, it’s the kind of undercurrent in the DNA of this nation that goes on daily,” she explained.

She’s assisting them use for momentary protective standing for the subsequent 18 months, and it is anything the US Division of Homeland Stability announced for Ukrainians in March.  

“We just want to see a lot a lot more of this on a reliable basis,” she claimed.

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Gromada is also acquiring enable from a longtime good friend and former legislation university classmate, herself an immigrant from Ukraine, who is operating straight with family members like the Stozhok’s who we introduced you to past month.

The spouse and children fled their home and were able to relocate in Jacksonville.

Gromada claims additional people are anticipated to come across refuge in this article, and they could use some enable finding acclimated.

“Far more demands to be finished and what ever we can do as a increased culture, I just implore everybody to do what they can,” she reported.

If you would like to help individuals resettling in Jacksonville, you can e mail Natalia Plyam at [email protected]

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