Extend a Hand of Support: Every Dollar Matters

The CWS Jersey City Housing Team is pleased to announce our new donation campaign as part of Hudson GIVES: “Extend a Hand of Support: Every Dollar Matters.” With the support of our community, we’ve been able to assist several refugee families. However, there are still many more in need of our help. Our mission is to prevent homelessness and contribute …

Ahmad and His Family’s Story

Kalimah Tillman | February 2024 Introducing Ahmad and his family, a strong six-member family that consists of his wife and four kids. There were special obstacles to overcome to find a permanent home for a family of this size. In my capacity as their Housing Coordinator, I set out to locate a suitable home since I understood how crucial stability …

Homecoming: Viktoriia’s path to permanent housing with CWS support

Juliia Bordiug | February 2024 Viktoriia, a Ukrainian refugee who migrated to the USA with her parents and joined her brother’s family in New Jersey, quickly found employment utilizing her professional sewing skills within a month of arriving. However, due to a lack of privacy and quiet space in her current apartment, she recognized the need to find alternative housing. …

Finding Home: Oleg and Vladyslava’s transition with CWS support

Juliia Bordiug | February 2024 Oleg and Vladyslava were compelled to leave Ukraine due to the Russian invasion and subsequently arrived in the USA in 2023. After residing in Connecticut for a few months with their sponsor, they made the decision to relocate to New Jersey in pursuit of enhanced employment prospects. Recognizing their urgent circumstances, Oleg and Vladyslava sought …

CWS Shelter: A new beginning for Liudmila and her family

Susy Tejeda | February 2024 Liudmila is the one who tells this story filled with challenges but with fervent wishes for prosperity and a better future for her family. Scarcity and difficulties in Cuba became an unbearable burden for Liudmila and her family. Every day was a struggle to obtain the basics, and the future of her daughter seemed increasingly …