Parishes Organized to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees (POWIR)


A resource from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), POWIR’s goal is to develop long-term, sustainable programs. Since its inception in 2010, participating dioceses have recruited thousands of parish and community volunteers to assist refugees such as unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and second-generation immigrants, adjust to life in the U.S. with pro bono legal counsel, medical services, learning English, finding work, achieving social integration and making friends. Learn more.