How You Can Help

Connect with a National Peace Corps Association affiliate and/or local refugee resettlement agency to discover the needs in your community.

Build or join a team, which brings together diverse voices – refugees, service providers, business owners, faith leaders and others. PCC4Refugees can help connect you to others doing this work in your area through our coalition partners like Refugee Council USA and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition.

Volunteer with a local agency supporting refugees. PCC4Refugees and HIAS affiliates around the country are currently focused on forming local welcome circles to support newly arrived refugees around the country.

Meet with elected officials. PCC4Refugees can help you research where your elected officials stand on refugee-related policy issues and how to contact their state/local offices.

 

Resettlement Agency Partnerships

The following State-Department approved resettlement agencies have affiliates throughout the U.S. In collaborative partnerships with us, they have agreed to accept RPCVs who contact them, even as they struggle to maintain services in the current uncertain refugee policy climate. Check their websites, which list locations and how you can become involved, as well as their excellent resources for helping refugees on our website under “Helpful Resources”.

  • Church World Service (CWS): A global humanitarian organization that provides sustainable solutions to poverty, hunger, and disaster. CWS works with communities and partners worldwide to promote lasting change and support refugees and immigrants.

 

  • Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM): A refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church in the United States. EMM works to welcome and assist refugees, asylees, and other forcibly displaced persons in rebuilding their lives in the US.

 

  • Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC): A nonprofit organization that provides resettlement, employment, and immigration services to refugees, immigrants, and other underserved populations in the US. ECDC primarily serves African and Middle Eastern communities.

 

  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS): A global nonprofit that provides refugee resettlement, legal, and advocacy services to displaced persons worldwide. HIAS is guided by Jewish values and works with refugees of all faiths and nationalities.

 

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC): A global humanitarian organization that responds to the world’s worst crises to assist refugees and other displaced persons. IRC provides emergency relief, resettlement, and assistance to refugees in the US and abroad.

 

  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS): A faith-based organization that supports refugees, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations through a range of services, including resettlement, foster care, legal representation, and advocacy.

 

  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI): A nonprofit organization that provides legal and social services to refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the US. USCRI also conducts advocacy and research on refugee and immigration policy.

 

  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): The official organization of the Catholic hierarchy in the US. The USCCB provides pastoral and administrative leadership to Catholic dioceses and works to promote social justice, including advocacy for refugees and immigrants.

 

  • World Relief Corporation (WR): A Christian humanitarian organization that empowers vulnerable communities to overcome poverty, conflict, and disaster. WR provides resettlement, healthcare, and economic development services to refugees and other displaced persons in the US and abroad.

 

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