Ukrainian National Aid Association of America

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The Ukrainian National Aid Association of America was one of the first Ukrainian mutual-benefit societies in Ohio.

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, a sizable number of Ukrainian immigrants came to the United States of America. To assist each other, the Ukrainian immigrants formed the Ukrainian National Aid Association of America. This group originally provided health and death benefits to its members. The Ukrainian National Aid Association of America eventually had several chapters across the northeastern and mid-western portion of the United States, including in Cleveland, Ohio, where thousands of Ukrainians lived. Over time, the organization provided health and life insurance, death benefits, educational loans, and mortgages to its members. The Ukrainian National Aid Association of America ceased to exist in 2001. The Providence Association of Ukrainian Catholics in America acquired the Ukrainian National Aid Association of America's holdings and continues to provide services to Ukrainian Americans. The Ukrainian National Aid Association of America serves as just one example of how immigrant Ohioans tried to preserve their native cultures and beliefs.

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  1. Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.  
  2. Wynnytsky, Z. The Clevelanders of Ukrainian Descent. Cleveland, OH: The Ukranian United Organization, 1961.