Photo: Paul Jeffrey
Every five seconds a person is displaced in the world today. This means that on any given day, thousands of people are being forced to leave their homes.
CWS believes that one of the greatest things we can do is to help those people find a home again, whether that is through resettlement to another country, helping them find legal status where they are or helping them to feel safe in their communities.
We see each day the resilience and courage displayed by refugees and immigrants. These are families who have survived war, violence, persecution, torture and often decades living in camps. They continue to inspire us in our work as we strive to help them realize their own dreams.
CWS helps refugees resettle and rebuild their lives. We strive to meet them where they are, providing assistance and safeguarding the most vulnerable.
CWS works to build networks of compassion and vitality, where refugees can fulfill their dreams, thrive and give back to communities that help them on their journey.
CWS extends welcome to newcomers, helping immigrants find legal status in the U.S. with the support of local communities, churches and individuals.
Photo: Naomi Steinberg/Refugee Council USA