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A Year of Disaster Relief, Partnership and Gratitude

December 20, 2022

Over the past year, CWS Kits and Blankets have been an important factor during disaster response. By distributing these materials, we have broken down barriers and have gotten better at understanding the communities’ needs. Through strong relationships with organizations that are already working to support communities, CWS can ensure that the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors are met. This …

CWS Partner, ABBA House, Signs Agreement for the Rights of Migrants with Disabilities

Alex Morse | December 16, 2022

On December 14th, CWS celebrated with local partner, ABBA House A.C., the signing of a multi-party agreement to guarantee the rights of migrants with disabilities. During their journey through Mexico, many migrants ride the train network, known as “la bestia”, (the Beast). Each year hundreds of migrants are injured or killed in accidents on the train and dozens are maimed …

A Glimpse into the Path of a Refugee

Mariana Gama | December 15, 2022

When a person seeking asylum decides to leave their home in search of safety, they begin a journey that will require them to make many more difficult decisions. These decisions can include: do you risk bringing your child on the dangerous journey or leave them behind in the hopes of reunification? Do you get on the dinghy that promises to …

CWS Participates in a Backpack Event for The Unaccompanied Minor Clients

Abdi Iftin | December 8, 2022

On Wednesday, December 7, Church World Service’s Jersey City office partnered with Goldman Sachs to put on a Community TeamWorks event. Goldman Sachs volunteers packaged backpacks for CWS’s unaccompanied children clients. During this event, a team of 85 volunteers from Goldman Sachs helped pack 500 backpacks for toddlers as well as elementary, middle and high school students. The backpacks contained …

“Abrazos”: a Series That Narrates the Experiences of Children with Incarcerated Relatives

November 29, 2022

Watch the full Abrazos series here. Following the launch of the animated series Abrazos, one of the young participants commented, “the series displays what we went through without belittling us. It expresses what many of us feel but cannot express.” Program participants Manuel, Estefanny, Felicia, and Cris shared their view of the videos, which tell the stories of children and …