How to Get Involved
There has been great momentum in support of refugees since 2015. One way to be a part of the solution to the humanitarian crisis is to welcome refugees to communities by partnering with a U.S. Department of State approved Resettlement Agency and serve as a Co-sponsor or Host organization. In Westchester County, for example, this public-private partnership has involved ten all volunteer groups organized and trained as partners with either HIAS and Catholic Charities. Volunteers provide refugees with long-term support and effective assistance during the transition to life in America without overburdening government resources. If you are interested in joining a group in your community or organizing as a co-sponsor or host organization, learn more here contact a local Resettlement Agency such as HIAS or Catholic Charities. To learn more about the model, Community Co-Sponsorship.