Please consider donating to help Deaf Ukrainians still inside Ukraine. Thank you for your help during the war and ongoing crisis!

For the latest update regarding rescue and relief efforts for the Deaf in Ukraine, please read our blog post.


DeafBridge is a nonprofit charity organization serving the Deaf and training leaders in Eastern Europe and Central & Western Asia through service, education, and advocacy.

DeafBridge has supported the Deaf work in Ukraine for several years and previously lived and worked in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

On February 1st, Chris had plans to fly to Ukraine to help plan and prepare for the annual Deaf camps. However, with the rumors of a full-scale invasion, he was advised to wait. February 24-26, our phones and email were flooded with cries for help. Our hearts broke knowing that life for our dear brothers and sisters as they knew it would be completely changed forever.

Without anytime available to raise funds, Chris boarded a plane on February 28 and arrived at the Romanian/Ukrainian border on March 1st.

Since then, our supporters and friends of the Deaf community have rallied together along with hundreds of people we have never met to support the Deaf of Ukraine. We are incredibly grateful!

DeafBridge is committed to supporting the Deaf of Ukraine by providing humanitarian aid and coordinating rescue missions for the Deaf needing assistance with evacuation. It will take all of us working together to continue to meet the ever-growing and ever-changing needs of Deaf Ukrainians. Please reach out to us to see how you can help. Thank you!

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