A new year of compassion and impact

Let's help more people have food, voice and a safe place to call home.

Photo: Damaged homes and debris are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

We have one goal: building a world where there is enough for all

Our vision is a world where everyone has food, voice and a safe place to call home. We’ve been working to make this a reality for more than 75 years, and we know it’s possible. We’ve welcomed thousands of refugees and other new neighbors into our communities, helped countless families put food on the table and lifted the voices of people who have been left out.

We know that we can always do more together than we can alone. That’s why our work is for everyone. The CWS family stretches around the world and across the lines that divide us as a single force for good. Welcome to the movement. We’re glad you’re here.

Hunger and Poverty

No child should die from malnutrition, especially when there are long-term solutions ready to take root in each community.


More and more families flee home because of climate and violence. But there are fewer places to go. We’re leading the charge in strategy and welcome.


Preparation, relief and recovery: our disaster response means committing to communities before – and long after – an emergency hits.

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Latest Updates

The Warm Miracle of Love

Every time dedicated supporters donate to CWS Blankets, a miracle happens – someone experiencing difficult times is reminded that they are loved.

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Sarla’s Right to Learn

In October 2022, staff at the CWS National Call Center received a call from a single mother trying to enroll her daughter, Sarla, in school. After being turned away by the district, Sarla’s mother turned to CWS for help.

Read Sarla’s story

“For those who live here, the border is fluid.”

Many believe that the border is a line on the ground, but for those who live there, it’s not that simple. Juan Gamboa, Program Manager of the CWS Border and Asylum Team, shares his experience visiting CWS shelter partners on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Read Juan’s reflection