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Extend a Hand of Support: Every Dollar Matters

April 9, 2024

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...

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Common Threads: A Refugee Fashion Show Celebrating Diversity and Creativity

March 7, 2024

Nora Salitan | February 29, 2024 When I began working at CWS in September of 2021, I never anticipated I would find myself directing for a fashion show two and a half years later. But retracing the trajectory from the beginning of my time at CWS to Common Threads, our February 8th show this year—it all starts to make sense!...

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Ahmad and His Family’s Story

March 1, 2024

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...

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

March 1, 2024

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....

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

March 1, 2024

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...

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