“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 […]

Advocacy Event – August 21st!

On August 21st, CWS Durham is teaming up with Judea Reform, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough, and Triangle Interfaith Advocates for Refugees and Immigrants to host a story-sharing and advocacy event focused on reuniting refugee and immigrant families. Come hear members of our community share their own stories of family separation […]

July 4th, 2016

Between plentiful summer cook-outs and trips to the beach, July 4th is a special time for Americans to slow down and appreciate the basic freedoms that we sometimes take for granted in this “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.” CWS is dedicated to providing these same freedoms for refugees and immigrants, who often […]

World Refugee Day 2016 Kickoff

Our first event of World Refugee Day took place yesterday, one of many over the next 10 days during which we host and share in various events around town to celebrate and remember refugees around the world. We kicked off this week with a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshop in partnership with Durham County Public […]

Mandy’s Farewell Interview

Check out this short interview with Mandy, our previous Employment Team Coordinator who recently left CWS-Durham to start a new chapter in her life. Read below for her insider scoop on working hands on with refugee resettlement in Durham. Q: What has been your favorite part of the Employment Team Coordinator position? A: I have […]

CWS Health Fair was a success

With special thanks to collaborative partners at Watts School of Nursing and Duke University Students of Nursing (DUSON), CWS-RDU held a health fair for new arrivals last Friday. We covered topics like oral hygiene, exercise and fitness, nutrition, BMI and blood pressure, CPR and home emergencies, and how to navigate and understand the American medical […]

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