Resources for students: Ukraine
Health and Wellness Resources
Students may schedule individual wellness support meetings with Huijiao Xu, [email protected], global mental health wellness resource and licensed professional counselor.
Student Care and Advocacy
Students experiencing financial or logistical concerns may access case management supports by emailing [email protected].
Police and Public Safety
University Police and Public Safety is here for our students and employees. PPS wants to ensure that all our students feel comfortable and safe. If there is anything else we assist with or any questions our department can answer, please contact Alexis Cerchione, [email protected].
Office of Global Programs
The Office of Global Programs supports all students, faculty and staff and welcomes anyone who wants to discuss or connect with their office at [email protected].
Immigration related Resources
NAFSA has also compiled a list of immigration related resources relevant to Ukrainian students and scholars in and outside of the U.S. This includes an update on consular services in Kyiv and the recently announced National Interest Exemption that will allow travelers from Ukraine some flexibility in entering the U.S.
How to help
There are also many in our community who would like to support those in need. Please check out the U.S. State Department to assist.
The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) is a non-profit organization located in Jenkintown, PA.
Resources from Poland
Multilingual coordination of services available - Polish, English and Ukrainian - https://ukraina.services
Director of Student Affairs, Gina D. Kaufman, [email protected].
What is Student Care and Advocacy at Penn State Abington?
Student Care and Advocacy assists students who encounter challenges or concerns in achieving success at Penn State Abington by providing the necessary tools and support to make difficult situations more manageable.
What Services Do You Offer?
Student Care and Advocacy is available to:
- help students plan and strategize their best responses to the changing Covid-19 landscape
- support students who have experienced time in foster care
- provide referrals to on-campus and/or community providers
- maintain follow-up support to address ongoing needs
- foster self-advocacy in students to manage their academic, personal, and fiscal responsibilities
- consult with University faculty and staff regarding concerning situations with a student
- navigate health insurance and benefits
When Should I Reach Out?
Please contact Student Care and Advocacy if you or someone you know is struggling with any of the following:
- academic distress
- financial insecurity
- housing/food insecurity
- transportation difficulties
- death of an immediate family member
- family emergency/crisis
- mental health concern
- medical emergency and/or hospitalization
- long-term illness
- unexpected events or challenges
Is this confidential?
All conversations will be kept confidential. Information may be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis in order to refer the student to the correct campus resource or intervene as appropriate.
Refer (We Need You!)
Faculty and staff have a direct link to students and can contribute to their well-being. Declining academic performance and worrisome behaviors are often indicators that a student may be facing struggles in other areas. Faculty and staff are often the first to recognize when a student is distressed, distressing, or just needs additional support.