Welcome Corps in Action: Private Sponsorship of Refugees through HIAS

Feb 14, 2023
4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT

The Biden administration just announced the most groundbreaking innovation in refugee resettlement that the United States has seen in four decades — private sponsorship of refugees, also known as the Welcome Corps.

In September 2021, HIAS rolled out our Welcome Circle model to help community groups and congregations support Afghan evacuees and then Ukrainian humanitarian parolees as they settled into their new communities in the U.S. Through the Welcome Corps, communities can now form HIAS Welcome Circles to sponsor refugees from around the world.

Join us to learn more about the Welcome Corps, HIAS’ Welcome Circle model, and how faith-based, community-based, and refugee community-based organizations, as well as groups of dedicated friends, families, and neighbors, can play active roles in welcoming refugees to your cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

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