Ukrainian Crisis / Українська криза


Resources for Ukrainian Families

Government Information and Advice Webpage for Ukrainian Refugees

The dedicated webpage hosting information and advice for Ukrainian refugees is here.  To access in Ukrainian language click here.

See the government's updated Supporting children and Parents Website with other helpful links and translations here.

Irish Refugee Council Information and Advice for Ukrainian Refugees

See Irish Refugee Council information for people fleeing Ukraine after the Russian invasion here (available in Ukrainian and Russian).

Ukrainian language information helpline/Інформаційна лінія українською мовою

Ми запустили гарячу лінію для підтримки людей, які залишили Україну. На гарячій лінії працюють україномовні та російськомовні співробітники.

Час роботи:

З понеділка по п’ятницю з 10:00 до 13:00

Номер телефону:

+353 (1) 913 1528

Galway City Emergency Response Team

Galway City Council and Galway City Partnership are co-funding a Ukrainian Emergency Response team in the city. This service is based in Westside Resource Centre. For more information contact:

Veronica Keys, Project Lead, Ukrainian Emergency Response Project 085 1273069 /

Galway County Emergency Response 

Galway County Council and Galway Rural Development are delivering an emergency response in the County area (excluding City). For more information, please contact:

Oksana Borodiienko at, 087 1177448

Volunteering Opportunities

Galway Volunteer Centre employs facilitates the effective recruitment and support of volunteers across Galway City/County in the area of Ukrainian / Temporary Stay Supports and assist them to access suitable quality volunteering roles.  for more information email:

Ukrainians Helping Ukrainians Galway (UHUG) Projects

Ukrainian Coffee Morning

Every Saturday

11.00am – 1.00pm

Aras na nGael

See Poster here.

Ukrainian Hub/Donation Centre

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs & Sat

10.00am – 4.00pm

Westside Community Centre

All good quality donations accepted. See Poster here.

Tusla Guide for Newly Arrived Parents

A short guide has been developed by Tusla to help parents who have recently arrived in Ireland. The guide provides information to help families navigate cultural differences, laws and ways of parenting, which may be different to their country of origin. Download copies in English and Ukrainian here.

Online library in Ukrainian

Global Digital Library's Ukrainian Books for Children here.

NPC Helpline for Ukrainian parents 

National Parents Council have a new helpline officer that speaks Ukrainian and Russian to assist with queries regarding pre-school or school going age education. This service is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday by phone 01 887 4473 or by email

Resources for all Parents

How to Speak to Children about the Crisis in Ukraine

National Educational Psychological Service's guide for parents / guardians supporting children in a time of war can be downloaded here.

Child Psychology Institute free online training session (1 hour) on supporting children through the Ukrainian Crisis. This short course is aimed at parents, teachers and professionals who wish to talk with children about the war and related media coverage. Register here.

Barnardos guidance on Talking to Children About War can be seen here.

The American Psychological Association (APA) offers advice on 'How to handle the trauma of war from afar' here.

The American Psychological Association (APA) advises on 'Talking to kids about the war in Ukraine' here

RTÉ’s Five Tips on Talking to your Kids about Ukraine.