Act Now

Act now to help Afghan refugees.

If you are a recently arrived Afghan looking for support, please visit our resources here.

Welcome.US

Welcome.US is a new national initiative built to inspire, mobilize, and empower Americans from all corners to welcome and support those seeking refuge here, beginning with our new Afghan neighbors.

To find additional information on how to donate time and resources, click here.

Volunteer with a local resettlement agency.
Refugees thrive when their communities welcome them and are involved in their integration.

To find an agency near you, click here.

For additional way to help Afghan refugees, please click below.

Housing

Housing remains one of the greatest needs for Afghan refugees and their families. The organizations below offer ways that you can temporarily host and support refugee families as they resettle in the U.S.

Nationwide:

Area-specific:

  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services: LIRS facilitates in-home evacuee hosting for residents of Seattle/Tacoma, DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia), Houston, and Fort Worth

  • HIAS Pennsylvania: HIAS is seeking realtors and landlords in Philadelphia, PA who can provide affordable housing to evacuees for six months to one year. Please contact community engagement specialist Anneke Kat at community@hiaspa.org

  • World Relief Sacramento: World Relief facilitates in-home evacuee hosting for residents of Sacramento, CA for periods of a few days to to three months based on availability

Legal Services

Many evacuees will be coming under the designation of humanitarian parole and will need support to apply for asylum.

Medical and Mental Health Services

Below are resources and ways you can offer medical and mental health services to incoming refugees and members of the Afghan diaspora.

Interpreters/Translators

As Afghan refugees begin to arrive in the United States, interpreters and translators will be needed to help them speak with officials who are processing documents, offering medical care, and providing other services.
Below are opportunities for those who speak Dari
or Pashto to help incoming refugees.

  • Human Rights First: HRF is looking for interpreters and translators fluent in either Dari or Pashto. Volunteers must be fluent in English. Please fill out the form if interested.

Employment Services

Once the refugees are placed in permanent housing, they will need assistance and resources to find employment opportunities.