U.S. Refugee Resettlement

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Around the world more than 25 million refugees—over half of whom are children—have fled
conflict and persecution and remain in desperate need of a safe place to call home. For the most vulnerable among them, resettlement to a safe country is their best hope for finding safety and building a future for their children.

Since CWS began its work responding to the devastation of World War II, we have helped refugee families rebuild their lives in the United States. Through partnership with local communities and congregations we ensure each arriving family is met with a warm welcome and provided with the services they need to thrive and become valued members of their new communities.

Welcoming refugees and helping get a strong start in the United States is good for all of us. Refugees overwhelmingly give back to the communities that welcome them, opening businesses, volunteering and becoming actively engaged citizens.