First Steps

CWS Harrisonburg works closely with community partners to ensure a smooth transition for our new neighbors entering the Shenandoah Valley. During the first 90 days, we offer these core services:

  • Safe, clean, and affordable housing
  • Essential furnishings for their new home
  • Food and food allowance
  • Necessary clothing
  • Assistance in health screening and appropriate health programs
  • Assistance in applying for Social Security Cards
  • Registering the children in school
  • Employment training and employment services
  • Cultural Orientation
  • English language training or referral

Beyond the first 90 days, most clients begin working and become self-sufficient. CWS continues to support  with career advancement, ESL, school and healthcare, and other needs for the first five years in the United States.