Church World Service
Social & Welfare Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL
As the global community, including Church World Service, honors the work, struggles and achievements of women on International Women's Day, March 8, one way to spotlight the status of women is to look at recovery efforts underway in earthquake-stricken Haiti. To women like Saint Elene Alcidonis, 52, newly widowed and the mother of seven kids, ages 10 to 24, the immediate issue is how to take attention of families in crowded displacement camps.
read moreYou've been there for some of the most extreme events around the world this year: disasters, climate change, war and conflict, pandemic, political upheaval. You've provided emergency support and long-term help so that communities can adapt-and once again thrive-despite these changes. Below you'll find examples of the many ways you've stepped in. Thank you for being an incredible friend who cares. We joined with other faith-based refugee resettlement agencies to challenge the Trump administration's unlawful executive order (EO 13888) that would give state and local officials the power to veto resettlement in their jurisdictions and stand in the way of communities' ability to welcome the stranger.
Stories of Change
read moreOur work stretches across the globe, touching the lives of people from Nairobi to New York City. The best measure of our impact is in the stories of real people, of lives changed, of communities transformed. Here is a sampling of some of our favorites from the past several months.