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.
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.
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.