Church World Service (CWS)
The Church World Service is an organization that helps fight poverty and hunger, while promoting world peace. Church World Service can be found in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Middle East, Europe, and North American helping refugees and educating others on hunger-related issues.
Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS)
Episcopal Migration Ministries
The Episcopal Migration Ministries is a faith organization that helps refugees find homes and begin new lives in America from church volunteers.
Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
ECDC was established in 1983, and a non-profit community based organization aimed at helping African refugees with resettlement and establishment of new lives.
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
HIAS is an organization that has helped 4,500,000 people worldwide since 1881. It was originally created to helped oppressed Jewish refugees, but helps all people from various backgrounds, especially since there has been a decrease in Jewish refugees in recent times.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee was created in 1933, with the influence of Albert Einstein, to help refugees forced to leave their homes due to wars and/or disasters.
Kurdish Human Rights Watch (KHRW)
Kurdish Human Rights Watch was established in 1989 to help Kurdish minorities that were oppressed in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and the Soviet Union. KHRW helps Kurdish people rebuild new lives in America as refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, asylum newcomers, and homeless individuals.
Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS)
The Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service is a faith based organization that helps refugees, children, migrants impacted by detention.
Local contact information:
LCFS Refugee Resettlement Program
231 N 63rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19139
123 E Vine Street Lancaster, PA 17602
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
The USCRI was established in 1911 and has been helping refugees and immigrants for over 100 years build new lives in the United States.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a Catholic faith based organization aimed at helping immigrants, refugees, migrant and refugee children, and human trafficking victims.
World Relief (WR)
World Relief was founded in 1944 as The World Relief Commission of the National Association of Evangelicals to help those suffering from the war in Europe. Since then, World Relief has been helping vulnerable countries throughout the years such as Korea, China, Vietnam, Peru, and most recently America’s own Hurricane Katrina victims.
State and Local Refugee Agencies
Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement Program
“The mission of the Refugee Resettlement Program is to help refugees and their families obtain employment, economic self-sufficiency and social integration within the shortest possible time after their arrival into the Commonwealth.”
Refugee Council USA (RCUSA)
“Is a coalition of U.S. non-governmental organizations focused on refugee protection. RCUSA provides advocacy on issues affecting the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, victims of trafficking, and victims of torture in the United States and across the world. The coalition also serves as the principal consultative forum for the national refugee resettlement and processing agencies as they formulate common positions, conduct their relations with the U.S. government and other partners, and support and enhance refugee service standards.”