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:


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

  • The Cultural Orientation Resource Center is an incredible resource for country backgrounders and natures of conflict around the world
  • USCRI has a great toolkit for how to think well about refugees as they adjust to new life here in the US
  • The Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) in partnership with the Florida Center for survivors of torture have two awesome comprehensive resource guides for both country backgrounders and information guides.


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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