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.
Situation Report: 2021 Hurricane Season
Appeal Code: 628N Situation The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States has forecasted another active Atlantic hurricane season. Its outlook is for 13-20 named storms; 6-10 hurricanes; and 3-5 major hurricanes. The first storm to make landfall, Tropical Storm Claudette, struck near New Orleans on Saturday, June 19. It killed at least 14 people. Tropical Storm Danny …
After the Deadly Winter Storm, CWS Supplies and Funds Went to Houston Quickly
Houston is home to the second-largest Vietnamese population in the United States. Jannette Diep is the Executive Director of the Houston branch of Boat People SOS. She and her team provide a wealth of services to the Vietnamese community, as well as other refugees and immigrants. Most BPSOS clients are from underserved and low-income families, many of whom have just …
CWS Commends President Biden for Fulfilling Pledge to Increase Refugee Admissions Goal to 62,500 in FY 2021
CWS Commends President Biden for Fulfilling Pledge to Increase Refugee Admissions Goal to 62,500 in FY 2021 Setting the stage to set an admissions goal of 125,000 next year, CWS urges the administration to immediately rebuild the resettlement program to resettle as many refugees as possible this year Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today commended President Biden’s announcement to formally increase …
Long-term Recovery from Hurricane Michael in 2018
Yes – it has been almost 2½ years since Hurricane Michael, but we continue to see the long-term effects, especially on our most vulnerable populations. The following is one such account: The last 25 years have been met head-on with hard work, providing for family and determination to overcome the daily obstacles encountered by the very people who provide the …
Immokalee, Florida: Long-Term Recovery Continues for Hurricane Irma Survivors!
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Collier County–where Immokalee is located–on September 10, 2017. Immokalee is a town where Latinxs and Haitians make up 72% of the local population, and it is not uncommon to hear Spanish and French Creole languages spoken wherever you go. The Hurricane Irma devastation was particularly massive in Immokalee. Untold numbers of homes were totally destroyed …