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Below you can find an overview of initiatives & organizations through which you can help refugees find housing & shelter, as well as some general information.

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Offer shelter or housing on the platforms listed below.


Shelter4Ukraine connects refugees looking for shelter directly to hosts in the Netherlands & Europe. Through their platform, you can offer free shelter to Ukrainian refugees.

AirBnB provides free short-term housing for people fleeing Ukraine. You can offer your home or room to refugees from Ukraine for free or at a discount.


Host4Ukraine matches refugees from Ukraine with people who offer a place to live. This can be a house, a room, a bed or a couch, as long as it is a safe place. Do you want to offer shelter to refugees from Ukraine? Sign up on the site.

Facebook group

This Facebook group is meant to put refugees from Ukraine in touch with Dutch people who can offer a place to stay.


Sharemyhome is a Dutch matching initiative, where refugees & host families are matched in a safe way. If you want to offer shelter to refugees from Ukraine, sign up on this platform.

Partners of in the Netherlands can offer refugees from Ukraine a place to stay for free or at a significantly reduced rate. For these reservations, does not charge any commission.


Noaberschap Ukraine-Twente coordinates various groups and provides host families in Twente. You can register as a willing host family at the website.


The local authority of Wageningen is also preparing reception areas. In doing so, it gladly makes use of the hospitality of local residents.

Do you have a room to spare? A (vacation) home? An office that can be used? 'Welsaam' makes an inventory and links up with the local authority. You can leave your details on the website.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is looking for many volunteers to support host families. You can find the vacancies in the link below.

SOFT Tulip (housing for the disabled)

SOFT Tulip coordinates housing for refugees with a mental or physical disability, both in the Netherlands and Ukraine.

If you would like to offer housing to this target group, then please register at their portal.


A platform to find housing in Europe for refugees from Ukraine.

For refugees: Use the map to find accommodation in a suitable location. Contact owners directly on their social networks.

For hosts: Leave your offer by filling out the form. Just click on the button ""+ KAN HELPEN"".


HousingAnywhere is a commercial online booking platform for accommodation with a mission of making moving abroad more simple. They created a platform to help refugees from Ukraine with rental accommodation in Europe, where you can make your living space available for refugees.

Host families for Ukraine

Are you opening your home to refugees? Then there is a lot to be done. This Facebook group puts you in touch with other host families in order to share advice and experiences.

Utrechtse kerken voor Oekraïne (Utrecht churches for Ukraine)

Several churches in Utrecht offer support to the refugees from Ukraine. On the website you can register as a host family or as a volunteer at activities in one of the churches.


You can register as a host family with Takecarebnb if you want to and are able to offer a refugee a place of their own in your home. RefugeeHomeNL, an initiative of the government and NGO's, ensures that private housing of refugees is organised as competently and safely as possible. They provide a screening interview with all host families who register via Takecarebnb. In this way, the match with refugees is closely supervised , and the cohabitation process and possible departure are organised in close consultation with you. If you are approved as a host family, trained volunteers from Het Leger des Heils (the Salvation Army) will be available to answer all your questions. Het Rode Kruis (The Red Cross) and VluchtelingenWerk (the Dutch Refugee Council) are there to answer any questions you might have. For more information and the exact steps to take, please visit the website of RefugeeHomeNL.