Welcome to the exciting journey of assisting newcomers from around the globe with the process of transitioning into new life here in America!

Cosponsors (groups from local faith communities, academic institutions, businesses and civic clubs) are key players in the process of welcoming refugees  to the Triangle. These groups commit to assist a specific arriving family with the transition process into a new life here in North Carolina.  We are incredibly thankful for your partnership in the task!  Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or ideas.

Gather a Team:

  1. Why Co-Sponsor?
  2. How Co-Sponsorship Works
  3. Church Bulletin Blurbs
  4. Team Building
  5. Matching Grant Party Pack
  6. The Co-Sponsorship team
  7. Sample Team Covenant


  1. What To Expect as a Co-Sponsor
  2. Co-Sponsor Orientation Packet
  3. Apartment Furnishings List
  4. Financial Considerations
  5. Declining Model of Support
  6. Team Building
  7. Arrival Calendar
  8. Healthy Boundaries
  9. Apartment Considerations
  10. Donation Suggestions


  1. Airport Reception, Arrival Meal, and Housing and Safety Orientation
  2. Applying for Social Security Card
  3. Apply for North Carolina ID
  4. North Carolina ID Form
  5. Applying for  Food Stamps & Medicaid
  6. Activating and EBT Card
  7. Initial Health screening
  8. School Enrollment
  9. Applying for SSI Benefits
  10. 90 Day Co-Sponsorship Evaluation


  1. Why Hire Refugees
  2. Integration
  3. Matching Grant Information
  4. Finances
  5. Medical
  6. Employment
  7. English
  8. Employment Tips
  9. Community Orientation