Refugee Resettlement

Around the world more than 25 million refugees—over half of whom are children—have fled
conflict and persecution and remain in desperate need of a safe place to call home. For the most vulnerable among them, resettlement to a safe country is their best hope for finding safety and building a future for their children.

In 1980, the U.S. Congress established the United States Refugee Resettlement Program to respond to the needs of refugees around the world. Each year, the U.S. State Department extends welcome to thousands of refugees and works with local refugee resettlement offices like CWS Greensboro to help these newcomers rebuild their lives.

Refugees have lost their homes, family, friends, and sense of belonging.

Together, we can welcome them to safety and hope.

| Resettlement Services for Refugees


R & P

Reception and Placement serves refugees during their first 90 days in the U.S. through securing and furnishing housing, cultural orientation, community navigation support, and basic needs assistance.


Matching Grant

Matching Grant (MG) supports refugees for 6 months to secure employment, obtain financial independence, and gain confidence in navigating their new community.



Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) provides employment assistance and case management services up to five years after refugees have arrived in the United States.



Preferred Communities (PC) provides intensive support to vulnerable refugees to leverage their strengths and community resources to overcome challenges.

| By the Numbers


the number of countries from which refugees arriving in Greensboro through CWS have come


the number of refugees who have resettled in Greensboro through CWS since 2009


the percentage of newly-arrived refugees who are women and children

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