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.
CWS to Open New Offices and Programs to Welcome Refugees and Afghan Evacuees Across Nation
New York City—Church World Service today announced that it will open new offices and programs in 10 sites across the nation to welcome Afghan evacuees and refugees rebuilding their lives in the United States via the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As one of the nine U.S. resettlement agencies, CWS is expanding its capacity for welcome, responding to the worst displacement …
“There was no stopping me after that. I knew I’d make it.”
While gardening in Sedona, AZ, Helena Sigman heard a sound that, she says, paralyzed her completely. The city was putting on a show of old airplanes. Although over 70 years had passed, she recognized one of the planes as the same kind that would swoop down and shoot during and after World War II. At the time, she and …
Funding Bill Will Address Needs for Afghans and Other Refugees, but More to Be Done.
Washington, D.C.—CWS today celebrates the passage of the FY 2022 Continuing Resolution, which will, in part, extend necessary welcome measures to help Afghans seeking refuge in the United States integrate and thrive. CWS notes, however, that the administration and Congress must do more to offer stability to arriving Afghans following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and at-risk Afghans who remain …
Churches Unite to Launch Ecumenical Declaration to Welcome Afghan Refugees
For Immediate Release: September 21, 2021 Media Contact: email@example.com 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 …