FY23 IMPACT REPORT
Welcome from our director
In 2023, we saw immense growth in both Lancaster and Harrisburg. Thanks to our generous donors and community partners, we’ve been able to expand our programs to over 20 areas of service and restructure our office to better serve our clients. Along the way, you have been right there with us, donating over 11,000 hours in volunteer support across the Lancaster and Harrisburg offices.
We know that we are united in our belief that families deserve dignity, autonomy, and a safe place to call home. Thanks to you, we are building a better and stronger community for all.
DIRECTOR | CWS Lancaster & South Central PA
Welcoming to Home and Hope
During Fiscal Year 2023 we welcomed 356 individuals and 70 families, with 47% of arrivals aged 0-17.
Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees served
children were enrolled in school
homes were secured by the housing team
Community Sponsor groups provided at least 8 core services to new refugee neighbors
Integration for Continuing Success
During Fiscal Year 2023, 14 refugee youth and young adults participated in the Youth Mentoring Program, with support from 13 volunteer mentors.
"I learned that what I am going through is a process and that there are more people who went through this and over the years were able to make their lives better.” — Marleny
families received Good Job, Happy Family services
clients were placed in jobs
clients were enrolled for employment services
Afghans participated in Career Pathways
Championing Rights and Freedoms
During Fiscal Year 2023, 14 pro-bono attorneys helped us serve 18 unaccompanied children in 4 states.
Know Your Rights trainings for detained children
Legal Screenings for detained children
legal cases filed
naturalization applications filed
Immigrant Children's Program
"It also breaks my heart to think that children who have escaped awful circumstances in their countries of origin have to worry about arrest and deportation as they try to learn, play, worship, and grow up with their peers."
Engagement for Community Building
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City Comprehensive Plan Participants
Unity Cup Tournament Soccer Players
volunteer hours contributed by 370 individual, welcome team, & interpreter volunteers