A Welcoming Community
CWS Durham welcomes refugees, immigrants, and asylum-seekers from around the globe into lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity through direct services, advocacy, leadership development, and relationship-building in our community.
Help our new neighbors rebuild their lives.
Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees
CWS Durham is a Local Resettlement Agency authorized by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to accept applications from Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees for ORR benefits and services.
Refugees welcomed in 2023
Refugees welcomed since 2009
1-on-1 Volunteer Hours in 2023
Refugee and Immigrant Services
We provide an array of social, employment, and legal services to support refugees and immigrants as they rebuild their lives.
Immigration Legal Services
We provide free and low-cost professional legal services to support refugees and immigrants on their paths toward residency, citizenship. and family reunification.
For over a decade, we have nurtured transformational relationships between volunteers and refugee neighbors.
Community Organizing and Advocacy
We empower refugees and immigrants to use their voice to shape and influence the attitudes, policies, and practices that impact their daily lives.