Jewish Family Services of Greenwich Is a Temporary Afghan Refugee Resettlement agency

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich is now a temporary Afghan refugee resettlement agency under the auspices of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), joining the efforts of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) and the Connecticut Institute of Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI).

JFS of Greenwich will partner with community agencies religious institutions, and individuals on this project. First Selectman Fred Camillo said, “The Greenwich community has long been known for its generous spirit and actions when it comes to helping out those in need. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich is truly representative of that compassion for others. I applaud their recent move to help a few displaced Afghan families, people that were our allies and are now in desperate need of housing.”

Over 50,000 Afghan evacuees are temporarily housed on US army bases awaiting resettlement.

Governor Lamont has directed the CT Department of Social Services to work with JFS of Greenwich along with other State and federal agencies, “…to ensure all of the necessary resources are available and ready to provide support to these men, women, and children making the long trip to Connecticut from Afghanistan. It is our obligation and our duty to ensure these Afghan refugees feel welcome in our state, and we will work to ensure they have everything they need from food and shelter to education and job training. The US Dept of Homeland Security has assured Connecticut that these individuals will have all been vetted, in addition to having all necessary vaccinations including for COVID-19.”

The commitment of JFS of Greenwich to this project is driven by its mission to improve the lives of families and individuals of all ages in the community of Greenwich and beyond.

For more information please contact JFS of Greenwich at [email protected] or 203-622-1881.