CWS is proud to be a leader in ecumenical and community engagement in fostering welcoming communities with opportunity for all. Several congregations (across multiple faiths), institutions of higher learning, and community organizations have been working to support CWS Poughkeepsie’s services for newly arrived refugees.
Future resettlement of refugees through the CWS Poughkeepsie office is unlikely in the near term, due largely to the new ceiling of 50,000 refugees for the current year. Accordingly, CWS Poughkeepsie is not able to accommodate offers from volunteers to work with refugees, either for welcome teams or those having particular skills (social, language, teaching, etc.).
Consider making a purchase from the CWS Poughkeepsie Amazon Wish List, to support refuges resettled by CWS Poughkeepsie.
Examples of possible future involvement opportunities include:
Learn more about CWS’s work with refugees and immigrants at cwsglobal.org/our-work/refugees-and-immigrants/
Download and share our community fact sheet covering some frequently asked questions on CWS Poughkeepsie here.
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