Our Impact

A Message from Office Director Courtney Madsen in the 2023 CWS Annual Impact Report

This has been such an unbelievable year. CWS Jersey City has had the opportunity to expand our services to so many people in need in our community, thanks to the support of our partners and friends. We have served hundreds of Ukrainians seeking safety from war, provided basic needs support to Cubans and Haitians seeking safety and dignity, and have sought ways to increase our ability to serve children reuniting with their families. In 2023, CWS Jersey City served more than four thousand clients, an astonishing number! We simply could not have done it without your support, so thank you.

In 2024, CWS Jersey City will face new challenges as the world around us requires us to respond to new humanitarian emergencies. With continued support, CWS Jersey City can remain the trusted resource in our community for newcomers seeking safety and help. Trust is such an important thing in our clients’ lives; and is something that has been lost for many of our clients, making the work of CWS Jersey City so much more important. We work to ensure that our clients receive the resources they need and have the tools they need to rebuild their lives successfully and rebuild trust in their new community.

I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments highlighted in the pages that follow. I can say on behalf of the entire team at CWS Jersey City that we appreciate the support we receive from you every day – it enables us to do the important work of helping people find safety and dignity in their new community. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in 2024!

Courtney Madsen

Office Director Jersey City, Regional Director CWS Northeast

Click here to read the 2023 annual report.

To learn more about our work in 2022, please see our annual report by clicking here.