Protect Vulnerable Families

Everyone should have a safe space to call home.

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Transforming communities around the globe

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.

Providing disaster relief around the world

Hurricane Florence

The rains may have passed, but the wrath and destruction of Hurricane Florence is far from over. We are responding.

Central Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami

Our team is on the ground making sure people have shelter, water and basic supplies.

Earthquake in Haiti

As the ground shook, many houses were damaged or destroyed. We will help our neighbors rebuild.

Hurricane Michael

We are shipping CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets, Kits and Blankets to communities hit by the storm.

Latest Updates and Action Alerts

Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal

November 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2018 CONTACT: Banning Asylum Seekers and Indefinitely Detaining Families is Heartless and Illegal CWS demands the U.S. obey its own laws and meet international and moral obligations to protect asylum-seeking families WASHINGTON, DC- This afternoon President Trump announced an asylum ban, barring any person who crosses between ports of entry from applying for asylum. …

CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue

October 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2018 CONTACT: New York, NY- Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement in response to today’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA: “My heart aches to think of the innocent people killed and harmed in a house of worship. Hate is an ugly …