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Local Nonprofits Serving Immigrants and Refugees 

Throughout the Triangle, organizations are working to help local immigrants and refugees, either through advocacy or legal representation or by connecting them with vital services they need to acclimate to their new communities. If you're looking for a way to help, these are all worthwhile nonprofits that could use your support.


Church World Service-Durham

112 South Duke Street, Durham, 27701

(919) 680-4310, cwsrdu.org

CWS-Durham, which opened in 2009 and helps resettle about three hundred refugees every year, connects incoming refugees with community resources and social services.


CIR (Council on Immigrant Relations)

3033 Stonybrook Drive, #3, Raleigh, 27604

(919) 322-0360, ciraleigh.org

Founded in 2006 as Centro Internacional de Raleigh, CIR seeks to organize and engage churches and community organizations to assist under-resourced international communities.


Come Out & Show Them

comeoutandshowthem.com

Raleigh activist couple Tina and Grayson Haver Currin's Come Out & Show Them has broadened its focus from HB 2 to immigrants and refugees through its Welcome to Raleigh, Y'all (and companion Welcome to Durham, Y'all) campaign.


D.E.A.R. Foundation

4917 Waters Edge Drive, Raleigh, 27502

(919) 803-0559, dearfoundation.org

Since 2013, the D.E.A.R. Foundation has sought to protect immigrant rights through legal-empowerment programs and has represented more than one thousand immigrants in court and before boards of appeals and administrative agencies.


El Centro Hispano

2000 Chapel Hill Road, #26A, Durham, 27707

(919) 687-4635, elcentronc.org

Over the last twenty-five years, El Centro Hispano has grown from a small program in a Durham church basement into the largest grassroots Latino organization in North Carolina, providing education, support, and health care services to more than ten thousand community members.


El Pueblo

2321 Crabtree Boulevard, Raleigh, 27604

(919) 835-1525, elpueblo.org

For more than fifteen years, El Pueblo has been lobbying the General Assembly on behalf of immigrant communities, advocating for improved farmworker conditions, in-state tuition for certain undocumented immigrants, and access to driver's licenses for DACA recipients, among other things.


The Hispanic Family Center

2013 Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh, 27604

(919) 873-0094, cpfhraleigh.org

Founded in 1997, the Hispanic Family Center works to develop education, health, and job-training programs to help Hispanic families better integrate into the community.


Montagnard Human Rights Organization

1720 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, 27605

(919) 828-8185, mhro.org

The MHRO works to promote human rights and self-determination for the indigenous people of the central highlands of Vietnam, and advocates on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled persecution in Vietnam.


Refugee Community Partnership

110 West Main Street, #2G, Carrboro, 27510

(919) 590-5910

refugeecommunitypartnership.org

The RCP seeks to build a supportive infrastructure for newly relocated refugee families, providing advocacy, education, and food-assistance programs.


Southern Coalition for Social Justice

1415 West N.C. Highway 54, #101, Durham, 27707

(919) 323-3380

southerncoalition.org

Since 2007, the SCSJ has worked with economically disadvantaged communities and communities of color to advance social and economic justice through research and legal advocacy.  


U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, North Carolina

3824 Barrett Drive, #200, Raleigh, 27609

(919) 334-0072

refugees.org/field-office/north-carolina

Over the last decade, the USCRI's North Carolina office has resettled some three thousand refugees, connecting them with service providers and programs to help them get on their feet.

 

World Relief Durham

801 Gilbert Street, Durham, 27701

(919) 286-3496

worldreliefdurham.org

A faith-based organization, World Relief Durham works with churches to "think biblically about refugees arriving to the Triangle," according to its website, as well as support services encompassing everything from greeting incoming refugees at the airport to helping them find apartments to assisting them with getting social security cards.

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