Emergency Response Programs

Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) – Afghan nationals who have been granted humanitarian parole into the United States may be eligible for this program. The APA program offers temporary legal status, expedited work authorization, and access to basic resettlement services through a 30-90 day service period with existing resettlement agencies. This includes, but is not limited to, airport reception, accessing safe and appropriate housing, providing adequate food supplies, accessing seasonal clothing, accessing health care and other public benefits, as eligible, assistance with school enrollment for minors, cultural orientation and limited financial assistance. 

Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees – CWS Harrisonburg is a local resettlement agency authorized by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to accept applications from Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees for ORR benefits and services.