Welcoming Refugees and Immigrants to the Triangle

Sanctuary and CWS

  by Jennie Belle Church World Service is committed to serving the most vulnerable in our world. At the CWS Durham office, this means assisting refugees on the road to beginning a new life in the United States through legal services, assistance with housing, job training and placement, and English classes. However, there are other […]

Giving Tuesday!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to CWS Durham on Giving Tuesday! We hit $4,975 total for the day between Facebook and regular website donations. Not only that, but we earned about $2,000 before Facebook matching money ran out! It was a great day for our office, and we were all walking around […]

Enjoying the Little Things: An Update from the Border

This August, CWS Durham case manager Krista Camp was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border for ten weeks to support a shelter for asylum-seekers leaving detention. You can read her previous updates here and here. Watching twenty-five women, men, and children from Guatemala and Mexico walk through an Arizona university campus wearing ankle monitors is something the students don’t […]

“More Than Words”: an update from the border

This August, CWS Durham case manager Krista Camp was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border for ten weeks to support a shelter for asylum-seekers leaving detention. You can read her first update here. Read on for a story of friendship that crosses borders: As adults, we often get caught up in the differences between other people […]

Reuniting Families – 7 Things You Can Do

This list is reposted from Triangle Interfaith Advocates for Refugees and Immigrants’ (TIARI) website at www.tiari.org. TIARI is an interfaith coalition that partners with CWS Durham to advocate for welcoming policies and to support refugees and immigrants. Here are 7 simple things you can do to make your voice heard in support of reuniting families. Pick one, […]

“An Unlikely Community”: Krista’s update from the border

This August, CWS Durham case manager Krista Camp was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border for ten weeks to support a shelter for asylum-seekers leaving detention. Here are her thoughts from her first week: During my first week at the shelter in Arizona, I met and interacted with over 60 men, women, and children who were […]

CWS Durham sends Case Manager to U.S.-Mexico border

  This past Sunday, CWS Durham case manager Krista set out for the U.S.-Mexico border on an emergency deployment for Spanish-speaking CWS staff. In the middle of the current border crisis, Krista will spend the next ten weeks working at a shelter for asylum-seekers where she will provide much-needed relief and capacity-building support. We’ll miss […]

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