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.
Churches Unite to Launch Ecumenical Declaration to Welcome Afghan Refugees
For Immediate Release: September 21, 2021 Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Churches Unite to Launch Ecumenical Declaration to Welcome Afghan Refugees Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today released an ecumenical statement of support for Afghan refugees seeking safety. The statement, endorsed by CWS, the National Council of Churches, and 37 member denominations, calls on the Biden Administration, Congress, and elected officials on the …
Proposed Refugee Admissions Goal Signals Return to Moral Leadership
CWS welcomes the proposed goal of 125,000 refugees for FY22 New York City — CWS today praised the Biden Administration’s proposal to Congress to substantially increase U.S. refugee admissions to 125,000 individuals in Fiscal Year 2022, which begins October 1st. In response to the growing humanitarian needs for at-risk Afghans and other humanitarian crises, the organization urges the Biden Administration …
CWS Urges Biden Administration to Admit 200K Refugees in Fiscal Year 2022
For Immediate Release: September 7, 2021 Media Contact: email@example.com New York City– In response to the growing humanitarian needs for at-risk Afghans and other humanitarian crises, Church World Service today urges the Biden Administration to set a refugee admissions goal of 200,000 for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning October 1st. “The refugee resettlement program was built for moments such as these. …
CWS Praises Introduction of “WELCOMED Act” As Important Step to Welcome Afghans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2021 Washington D.C. – Church World Service today celebrated the introduction of the WELCOMED Act, bipartisan legislation which would allow our Afghan allies and friends to access the critical services they need to rebuild their lives in their new home. “Thousands of Afghans who left everything behind in search of safety are arriving in our …
Situation Report: Hurricane Ida
Appeal Code: 628N Situation Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana on Sunday as a dangerous Category 4 storm with 150 mile per hour winds. The full extent of the storm’s damage is still unknown; rescue efforts are underway. Ida has been blamed for at least two deaths. It left more than a million people in Louisiana and Mississippi, including the entire …