CWS Poughkeepsie and Mid-Hudson Valley

Refugees and immigrants finding hope and a home

Photo: Nancy Kennedy

Church World Service

CWS is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. CWS Poughkeepsie resettles refugees and ensures that uprooted people have a chance to thrive in the Mid-Hudson Valley. We work with volunteers and local houses of worship to help new arrivals adjust and become successful members of their local neighborhoods. Through hard work and a long-term commitment of support, people who once had no hope are discovering the means of transforming their lives.

 Photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times

Refugees Welcome. Volunteers Embrace Congolese Family in the Hudson Valley
The New York Times, January 31, 2017. “At Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, a refugee family of five arrived on an 18-hour flight from Africa and, unlike others who had hoped to enter the country over the weekend, was soon standing outside the airport, watching as snow fell like confetti.” Read more »

Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.

Church World Service, Inc., is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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