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How to Get Involved 

Community Co-sponsor/Host 

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.