Healing of Wounds of the War in Ukraine Fund

The Healing of Wounds of the War in Ukraine Fund (HWF) was established in January 2024. This Fund is a continuation of the legacy of the Metropolia Humanitarian Aid Fund of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the US, which distributed over $7.2 million since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. It supported 103 projects helping internally displaced persons and refugees, providing medical aid and emergency food assistance, supporting military and hospital chaplains, as well as strengthening supply chains for humanitarian aid provided by other agencies.

This new phase of the fund continues to work on our original mission with a particular focus on the healing of physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds inflicted by the criminal Russian invasion.


The Healing of Wounds of the War in Ukraine Fund supports projects that address the physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences of the war waged against Ukraine.  The Fund seeks to respond quickly to urgent needs of our beneficiaries showing our solidarity and Christian love to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and internationally.

Areas of focus

Physical healing

  • Medical equipment and medicine

  • Medical treatment

  • Prosthetics

  • Housing and food for IDPs

  • Reintegration programs  for IDPs and refugees

  • Emergency food assistance

  • Supply chain and logistics

  • Select infrastructure projects

Mental healing

  • PTSD rehabilitation

  • Trauma, depression, and anxiety

  • Bereavement counseling

  • Addiction therapy

Spiritual healing

  • Helping priests and religious ministering in the areas affected by the war

  • Supporting military and hospital chaplains

  • Supporting church ministries and programs for victims of the war and their families

  • Supporting the central ministry of the Church

  • Selective church infrastructure projects



Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York

Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington

Cardinal Robert W. McElroy of San Diego

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin of Newark


Metropolitan Borys Gudziak of the Philadelphia Archeparchy

Bishop Paul Patrick Chomnycky of the Stamford Eparchy

Bishop Venedykt Aleksiychuk of the St.Nicholas Eparchy in Chicago

Bishop Bohdan Danylo, eparch of the St. Josaphat Eparchy in Parma

Program Board (to be announced)

“Your contribution can help heal physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds inflicted upon Ukraine!”

Support The Healing of Wounds of the War in Ukraine Fund