Sherhii left Ukraine due to the ongoing war with Russia. He was a soldier in the Ukrainian army and the day he left Ukraine, he tried not to feel any emotions. He knew he was running away from the constant fear that they would take his life. He grew up without his parents and this survival instinct has made him very independent. He was running away from the constant fear that they would take his life.
Then came the challenge of resettling in a foreign country when he arrived in the US. Sherhii slept in his car before he secured a place to live in. With the help of CWS Orange County, he is currently living in an Airbnb that the organization has arranged for him as CWS continues to assist him to have a self-sufficient life. During his first night in his new home, he slept comfortably for the first time after several months.
Since he was put in contact with CWS Orange County, CWS legal and resettlement teams have been helping him with everything related to his accommodation, navigating his immigration case and the legal process, and providing monetary assistance to put gas in his car. The program has positively impacted his quality of life,
“With the help I have received, I was able to send my asylum application to the Immigration court. At the same time, I am in the process of obtaining my work permit and being able to start working and being able to rent my own place.”