Refugees flee their homes and countries amidst violence and persecution. They are looking for a safe place to begin a new life. CWS aims to provide the most vulnerable refugees with an opportunity to start again in the U.S. Those refugees who are still at risk in a camp, some having spent decades in extremely harsh conditions, are given an opportunity recapture their future. Through hard work and a long-term commitment of support, people who once had no hope are discovering the means of transforming their lives. CWS works hand-in-hand with caring churches, organizations and individuals to provide help and homes to refugees. We work to build a welcoming community in the U.S. for uprooted people so that they can fashion a better future.
Our offices partner with local volunteers and congregations to make a refugee’s first steps in the U.S. successful.
Photo: Phillip Rincon/CWS
Whether in the hills of North Carolina or the suburbs of Dallas, our offices are there to help refugees where they need it most.
Photo: Melissa Engle
From Miami, we help coordinate a nationwide program that works with recently arrived Cuban and Haitian refugees.
Photo: Luis Ortiz