A New & Safe Home
In 1980, the U.S. Congress established the United States Refugee Resettlement Program to respond to the needs of refugees around the world. For the most vulnerable refugees, resettlement to a safe country is their best hope for finding safety and building a future for their children. Each year, the U.S. State Department extends welcome to thousands of refugees and works with local refugee resettlement offices like CWS Durham to help these newcomers rebuild their lives.
Refugees have lost their homes, family, friends, and sense of belonging. Together, we can welcome them to safety and hope.
Refugees welcomed in 2022
Afghans Resettled since Fall 2021
Refugees welcomed since 2009
U.S. Refugee Reception and Placement Program
Ongoing Case Management Support
Participants in Community
As an arm of our strengths-based case management philosophy, we offer clients opportunities to engage in community service activities with partners around the Triangle. These service activities highlight a refugee’s ability to give back and use their skills in their new community!
Our clients regularly volunteer at several community partner locations, such as:
The Durham Bicycle Co-operative: a local volunteer-run bike co-op that helps new arrivals gain access to and knowledge about their own two wheels.
The Scrap Exchange: a Durham based creative reuse arts center
Habitat for Humanity: a national non-profit dedicated to building accessible housing for everyone and eliminating substandard housing in cities across the US