Fund for Afghan Immigrants and Refugees

Afghan families and individuals are arriving in the United States after a perilous journey from Kabul. They’re leaving their homeland behind, some with virtually no possessions as they begin new lives as immigrants and as our neighbors in our communities.

As Jews, we know what it's like to be the stranger, and that's why we are committed to helping those in need.

Together with Catholic Charities of Boston, Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), CJP is welcoming and helping to resettle many individuals and families to Boston.

“Our families receive case management services, which includes referrals to public benefits, to English as a second language classes, enrollment of children in public schools, employment, and healthcare services...[and] cultural and social support. You are part of a movement of making life better and giving people a new chance to rebuild their lives.”

- Marjean Perhot, Catholic Charities of Boston, CJP Community Partner


Impact and partnership

Hear stories of impact from a recent CJP, Catholic Charities, and JCRC event. (Watch time: 30 minutes)

Our interfaith effort created an overnight response to welcome the stranger. (Watch time: 1 minute 53 seconds)



Your support has helped:

193 men, women, and children from Afghanistan


Ages range from 2 months to 65 years old


Average length of time they’ll receive support: 12-18 months

Make a gift

100% of your gift will directly support families and individuals who are resettling.

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Sponsor a family

To learn more about sponsoring families and finding housing, contact Rachie Lewis at JCRC

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Other ways that CJP helps

Beyond our work with Afghan refugees, CJP regularly works with partners to meet the greatest needs thanks to donor philanthropy and generosity.

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