Around the world, millions of children are growing up in poverty, war, hunger and broken systems. At CWS we understand that not only are children the most vulnerable amongst us, but their wellbeing is crucial to working towards a better future for all.
That’s why we are teaming up with families to help children succeed. Sometimes that means working with families to improve their hygiene and health. Other times it means helping parents make nutritious meals for their little ones. Or helping new moms understand the benefits of breastfeeding.
We understand that one of the key factors to a better future for children is education. To spread and improve the education of children world-wide, we are helping parents enroll their children in school, supporting teachers with the resources they need and working with schools to improve the safety of their schools by improving their infrastructure.
When children are on the move, their health and safety are still top priorities. Around the world, we are working to develop safe spaces where refugee children can learn, heal and build happy memories.
No matter the circumstance, we're committed to protecting and supporting children worldwide.
Building Friendly Spaces for Refugee Children
While the lives of Ukrainian refugee children have been irreversibly changed, at CWS we are seeking ways to allow these children to regain their sense of normalcy. Through our local partner Diaconia in Moldova, we have created an education center where children can feel safe and have the opportunity to just be a kid. Our Refugee Hub focuses on education and psychosocial support for Ukrainian refugee children, while giving them a space to just be a kid.
Beyond Borders: Miguel’s Journey for Survival and Family
Story by: Jose Ruiz Caseworker Tania Landi and Community Engagement Specialist Jose Ruiz recently traveled from New York City to meet with a client, referred to in this story by the pseudonym Miguel, to safeguard his privacy. Miguel’s story is a narrative emblematic of countless others navigating the web of migration’s challenges. In a mountain-filled U.S. city, we met with …
My First Capitol Hill Experience
As a child, I had been to Washington, D.C. many times, always seeing the Capitol building from afar and never up close. I remember staring at it in all its grandeur and imagining all the powerful decision-making taking place behind closed doors. I never imagined I would step foot inside the building several years later. That all changed the morning …
Helping Migrants Through Human Connection
Dayana Cobo is a passionate staff member of the CWS New York team. Her passion and drive have led her to become a caseworker with Church World Service, supporting unaccompanied minors. What initially drew Dayana to CWS was our broad mission. As she explains, “I really love CWS’ mission and the fact that they were focused on helping immigrants and …