The Church World Service Harrisonburg Immigration and Refugee Program has resettled refugees since 1988 from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Burma, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Croatia, Cuba, El Salvador, Eritrea, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan within a 100 mile radius of our office. Our primary goal is to help the refugee form long lasting relationships in the community which become the basis of self-sufficiency. In order to reach this goal a family must be able to maintain their own basic needs in a sustainable lifestyle. Our program provides a bridge from their former life in their home country to a new set of cultural, linguistic, and practical skills that will enable them to thrive in Harrisonburg.
Our diverse, multilingual staff work with newly arrived refugees from day one to smooth their transition and aid them on their journey to self-sufficiency.
We are located at:
250 E. Elizabeth St. Suite 102, Harrisonburg VA 22802
Main Reception Desk: (540) 433-7942
We are currently physically closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our programs are functioning remotely. Please refer to our Staff page for individual contact information.
Refugee AmeriCorps Initiative
AmeriCorps members serve here! An Intensive Community Orientation AmeriCorps member serves at this site as part of the Refugee AmeriCorps Initiative, a nationwide AmeriCorps program managed by CWS and funded through a joint-private partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Learn more today!