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Children’s Services – CFS

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children seek refuge in the United States every year. Most are fleeing threats and violence in El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras.

These children are released from the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and placed in the care of a sponsor. Most join a relative or friend already living in the United States. It is often a difficult transition. They adapt to new communities, cultures, languages ​​and family units. Every child has mental health, safety, educational and legal needs that must be met.

They’re facing a new world, and they’re doing it with very little help. This is where CWS comes in.

As part of our Home Study and Post-Release Services program, CWS and our network of providers nationwide work with these children and their sponsors. In the Home-Study portion of the program, we will visit the homes where the children will live before they arrive there. We interview each member of the household and ensure it is a safe placement for the child while helping the sponsor prepare for the responsibility of promoting the safety, rights and needs of the child incoming. Once the child lives with their sponsor, the post-release services component of our work begins. CWS social workers will work with children and sponsors to create an action plan. They will set goals such as completing their education, gaining legal immigration status, or connecting to other community support systems. Then we will check in with the child and their sponsors at least once a month to make sure the child is safe and progressing. The whole process will take place in the language in which the child and his/her sponsor are most comfortable.

Contact [email protected] to find out more.

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