Empowering refugees, immigrants and asylum-seekers in Central Pennsylvania
Church World Service Lancaster is committed to showing welcome to refugees, immigrants, asylum-seekers and other uprooted people within the United States who are seeking safety and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
For more than 30 years, Church World Service Lancaster has welcomed thousands of new neighbors from around the world to our beautiful country. Through partnerships with faith groups, organizations and individuals, we empower our newest neighbors to build new lives in peace and security, providing up to 5 years of service and support.
Together we are building stronger and more diverse communities.
Through our Reception & Placement and Matching Grant programs, the CWS resettlement team provides initial welcome and core services like housing, school enrollment, work readiness support, and ESL classes to new refugee neighbors.
Employment Services programs support new neighbors in securing initial employment and empower neighbors for continued workplace success through orientations, career navigation, and upskilling for up to five years after arrival.
Extended Services programs promote family wellness and long-term stability through extended case management and group programs that promote learning, social connections, and new skills.
CWS Lancaster’s Immigration Legal Counseling staff provide affordable legal advice and representation to refugees, asylum-seekers, and other immigrants in central PA. Staff members are licensed attorneys and/or accredited to practice Immigration law before the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Immigration Courts.