CWS Durham welcomes refugees and immigrants from around the world into lives of freedom hope, and opportunity in the Triangle area. Our mission is to facilitate welcome for refugees and immigrants to the Triangle and Triad by educating the community, advocating for immigrant and refugee causes, and equipping new refugees and immigrants for long-term success.
Our staff and volunteer base work to remove barriers and expand opportunity for refugees as they build lives in North Carolina. We do this through empowerment-focused case management services, English classes, one-on-one volunteer support, and employment services.
Our Immigration Legal Services program assists with refugee and asylee green card applications, family reunification for refugees and asylees, and citizenship services for refugees, asylees, and other low-income immigrants.
We work with refugee and immigrant communities to reclaim the narrative around refugee resettlement and advocate for welcoming policies and attitudes through education, outreach, and community organizing.