Whether you’re a refugee, a volunteer, or an interested community member, these resources will help you navigate the various systems you may encounter when interacting with the refugee resettlement process.

Here’s some information about the nuts and bolts of the resettlement process abroad:


Check out this information about CWS and our practices, and how we recommend modeling supportive and empowering relationships with new arrivals:


You can also watch these videos about ESL at CWS Durham made by volunteer Leslie Baker and a video about the refugee experience featuring former CWS Durham case manager, Naseer:

CWS: English Class for Refugees from Leslie Gray Baker on Vimeo.

Want more information about the histories of countries and conflicts refugees are fleeing, and how best to support refugees in their life transition?


Need more resources for ESL work, or practicing English in your daily life and with a conversation partner? Here are some links and suggestions from our ESL teacher on staff.


Not sure how to utilize Durham Public Transit?

  • GoDurham is your best bet for learning more about bus routes, schedules, and maps to find your way to the local library, nearest grocery store, or community outing!

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