CWS has worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with dignity.
Saad Omar Adam, who fled violence and turmoil in Sudan and Libya, is making a new life in the U.S.
Photo: Edwin Harris/CWS
Pich Khorn's used a small cash grant to start a garden and a small grocery shop, saving her family from disaster.
Photo: Sok Touch
Amal found psychosocial support and education services - and new hope - in Cairo, her family's new home.
Photo: Kirsten Fryer
We believe that there is enough food, water and justice for everyone in our world. Our work to build alliances among faith groups, civil society, advocates and those in need, and provide programs and services that are impactful, is as critical now as it ever has been. In the past year alone, we've been able to make differences in tens of thousands of lives in more than 30 countries.
people in Vietnam benefited from WASH, education and hygiene programs.
from sub-Saharan Africa resettled to the United States in FY 2015.
More than 10,000
families in Central America are more food secure and resilient to climate change.
August 16, 2017
As a 71-year old humanitarian organization representing 37 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions and 34 refugee resettlement offices across the country, Church World Service (CWS) opposes the administration’s termination of parole in the Central American Minors (CAM) program and urges the administration and all Members of Congress to affirm the need for robust protections for […]
August 12, 2017
CWS works daily to live out the gospel call to lift up people who have been marginalized by a system that perpetuates inequality. We have seen an excess in hateful rhetoric within our politics that has led to a rise in xenophobia and racism in this country as manifested this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. CWS […]
Photo: Paul Jeffrey