Every family has the right to live in safety and dignity.
CWS has been welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to the United States since the 1940s. And the need is greater now than it has been in decades. From the moment refugee families arrive in the United States, we help meet their needs. We also make sure they have the information and skills they need to thrive.
In the halls of the U.S. Capitol, and in cities and towns across the U.S., we're standing for welcome. We're lifting refugee and immigrant voices to call for inclusive, supportive policies.
When a disaster happens, we also focus on supporting our vulnerable neighbors. Our emergency response efforts include immediate aid like CWS Kits and Blankets as well as a focus on long-term recovery.
In communities across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks provide grants to over 1,600 hunger-fighting agencies each year.
Join the movement to ensure that everyone can have food, voice and a safe place to call home.
Getting Around Greensboro
I remember the first time I used public transportation in Boston. It was a stressful experience. I stared at the touch screen ticket kiosk, not sure where to start as people lined up behind me. Once I got to know how to navigate the system, such as purchasing the ticket and getting off where I wanted, it felt truly liberating …
The Refugee Welcome Collective Launches RefugeeWelcome.org
For Immediate Release: May 26, 2022 The Refugee Welcome Collective Launches RefugeeWelcome.org New site offers robust support and education to expand and improve community sponsorship in the U.S. New York City– CWS today announced the launch of RefugeeWelcome.org, a new website and online community of The Refugee Welcome Collective, created to support community sponsorship of refugee arrivals in the United …
“They Remembered Us”
Around 10 p.m. on a chilly December night in Mayfield, Kentucky, 16-year-old Miguel’s phone began to go off. The words “TORNADO WARNING” lit up on his screen as loud alarms rang from his phone. Soon, the electricity and water went out and Miguel could hear the loud winds and rain outdoors. Miguel, who recently came to the United States from …
I Am Because We Are
In 2016, as the war in Syria dominated world headlines, nearly eight million Syrians were internally displaced while hundreds of thousands lived in areas under siege. Millions of Syrian refugees were registered in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. One of those millions is a Church World Service case manager, Doha, who left Syria in 2013 and arrived in Egypt in …
From Kabul to CWS Paralegal: The Story of Samir.
It was a beautiful spring morning in Greensboro, North Carolina, as we sat in the office of Church World Service. Looking out of the window, the tulip magnolia trees were in bloom, decorating the skyscrapers of Greensboro and roads that stretch as far as our eyes could reach. Sitting with us that day was an Afghan national and a CWS …