Resilience & Disaster Services
When disaster strikes, we respond in two key ways.
In the hours and days after an emergency, we provide critical supplies to organizations on the ground. We make CWS Hygiene Kits, Emergency Cleanup Buckets, School Kits and Blankets available. We ship tens of thousands of these supplies to disaster-struck areas each year.
We also work to ensure that some of our most vulnerable neighbors can get the help they need. We focus on resettled refugees, migrant workers and people without documentation. These groups often have a hard time accessing other channels of support. In partnership with trusted local organizations, we help families pay their rent, buy household supplies and more. We also provide training and information to help people better prepare for future emergencies.
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Exploratory Study on LGBTI= People and Their Rights in Municipalities of South America’s Gran Chaco Region
This study is based on on 77 interviews with key spokespersons and actors in the region. It addresses issues that map the current status of LGBTI+ rights in the region.
Saving Homes and Changing Lives
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to wake up one night to the sound of rushing water flooding your home? How it would feel to see your belongings get destroyed or washed away? For most of us, the answer is probably no. We don’t think a natural disaster might affect us…until it does. For Sandy Gunnell, when …
CWS Named National VOAD Member of the Year
For Immediate Release: May 4, 2022 CWS Named National VOAD Member of the Year Baltimore, MD– Church World Service has been named the 2022 National VOAD Member of the Year. The honor was announced last night, as part of the National VOAD conference in Baltimore Maryland. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, is a coalition of 70+ of …
A New Era of Inclusive Disaster Response
A natural disaster is a devastating and terrifying event for those affected. As communities work to rebuild, they must undergo a long and complicated recovery process. This process can be even more difficult for some immigrant and refugee families, especially those who don’t speak English. At CWS we are committed to understanding the needs of immigrant communities and ensuring that …