CWS Durham

welcoming refugees and immigrants to the Triangle area.


CWS-Durham welcomes refugees and immigrants from around the world into lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity in the Triangle area. Our staff connects new arrivals with community resources and social services in order to meet their immediate needs and to assist clients in gaining the skills and tools they need to achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Resettlement Services

Our staff and volunteer base operates on an empowerment-focused declining model of support designed to enable new arrivals to be completely in control of the direction of their new lives here in the US and embark on the path to self-sufficiency.

Legal Office

Our Immigration Legal Services program has provided services to over 1000 clients since our first year of operations. Currently, we assist 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 the refugee community and the surrounding community to reclaim the narrative around refugee resettlement and advocate for pro-refugee policies in local and state legislature.


Making an impact since 2009.

CWS Durham has been welcoming refugees and immigrants into the Triangle area for almost ten years. We provide services for our clients from when they first arrive at the Raleigh-Durham airport to when they file for citizenship five years later. Our goal for every one of the refugees that we work with is self-sufficiency: in our office this this looks like cultural orientation classes, English classes, job training and placement services, and legal services. Learn how you can be a part of our work here and donate today at



Thanks to supporters like you, we have resettled over 1,900 refugees from 27 different countries across the Triangle since our doors opened in 2009.

Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.

Church World Service, Inc., is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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