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About Us

We are not a commercial organization. We are a group of people who have different areas of professional activity and additionally chose the path of volunteers to help Ukrainians who ended up in the USA due to the war in Ukraine. We are open to collaboration and would be delighted if you would join our efforts to help develop our projects and this website. The purpose of which is to share information that can be useful to new arrivals, create projects, thereby helping them to adapt to life in the USA faster

Elizabeth Arhunova, founder of Aura

Bachelor of the Faculty of Journalism of the Kyiv Institute of Culture and Arts (Ukraine), academic specialty: Journalism and photojournalism.
Entrepreneur. V
olunteer for Ukrainian refugee in Austin, Texas. 
Founder and coordinator of this assistent web-site.
The ideological inspirer and administrator of the language assistance program for Ukrainian refugees in America LAURA program
Founder and creative manager of the circle of creative Ukrainians ArtKolo

Elizabeth Arhunova

“This website, like every project I'm currently working on, is a resource to help anyone who has recently arrived in the US. Our projects are help in practice. And we have great hope that we will be able to continue helping Ukrainians in the United States to make their way here easier.

The struggle for justice and independence of my country and Ukrainians continues, and no one knows when this struggle will end.


Every pain and every obstacle of a Ukrainian on the way to adapting to circumstances in another country is my personal pain and difficulty as a Ukrainian woman. I know personally what every refugee feels in critical circumstances in their own country. This is fear for  future and that of one's family, pain from the physical loss of loved ones, home, work, the ability to support oneself and one's family financially. At such a time, you really need society: where you will be accepted and provide the necessary support.

With great hope for the best, I consciously chose the path of trying to bring peace and help through my projects to those in need. This is the only way I can endure personal pain for the fate of my country. I am very grateful to all those people who surround me in the USA for their support of my ideas and projects that are sent to help.

Together with you, we make the world better! 

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to every heart that fights every day for the independence and sovereignty of our country from the beginning of the full-scale invasion and long before it.

Master of Computer Science of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. Software Engineer

""I have always fought for freedom in Belarus and I know the pain of losing a home. Ukraine has always been a friendly neighboring country for me. I have friends from Ukraine, and even if I am far away, I am committed to helping. I want to try to help those who have been forced to move in hopes that they will find a new home here in the US. I believe that projects on behalf of AURA can greatly help someone to ease their way to the US. Long live free Belarus! Glory to Ukraine and their heroes!""

Nikita Stepanov Developer

Nikita Stepanov

Blair Bourassa Director of the HOFT Institute

Degree in Linguistics and a Diploma in Teaching English from the University of Cambridge.

18 years of experience teaching English and 12 years of experience as an English language program director.

Currently Academic Director of the HOFT Institute.

The head of the LAURA program, the coordinator of teachers in the educational process of the program, acts as one of the teachers of student groups within the framework of the program

Blair Bourassa

We sincerely thank every person in the American community for supporting Ukrainians. We are grateful to members of public organizations who support our initiatives and programs to help Ukrainian refugees in Texas. Without your friendly helping hand, it would be difficult for us to implement the projects. Many thanks to the US government for the significant assistance to Ukrainians on the territory of your country, you create opportunities Thank you!

AURA team

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