How to Help Refugees coming to Cleveland

At Global Cleveland, we know that many people in Cleveland are distressed and concerned by the developing situation in Afghanistan and want to help. Below is a list of organizations who are working directly to assist Afghan people coming to the United States and Northeast Ohio.

Primary Resettlement Organizations

These organizations in charge of resettling refugees in our area. They connect refugees to housing, jobs, and the resources that people need when they first arrive and provide ongoing support for several months. Afghans arriving in Cleveland will be coming through these 3 organizations. Below are links to their websites, contact information and a list of reported needs. Contact them by phone or using their websites if you think you can assist with any organization needs listed below.

Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services  Phone: (216) 939-3737

USCRI – Cleveland  Phone: (216) 781-4560 Email:

US Together  Phone: (216) 456-9630

Primary Organization Needs

  • Volunteers
    • All three organizations need volunteers who can transport individuals and families to housing, from the airport, to do essential shopping at the store, or other necessary appointments. If you wish to volunteer services reach out to the above orgs.
    • Individuals and families coming will need legal help both before and after they arrive. If you are an immigration attorney, or any kind of attorney, please offer your services to the above organizations.
  • Housing
    • All three organizations need connections to provide housing. If you are a landlord or even own an Airbnb please reach out to the above orgs. If you know a landlord who may want to help, please share this information with them.
  • Jobs
    • Refugees need employment to successfully integrate. If you are a company or a business who is willing to hire refugees, please contact the above organizations.
  • Donations
    • All these organizations need donations of items like school supplies, winter clothing, and household items. Please call or contact each org to see what they need most.

Secondary Support Organizations

We would also like to highlight our secondary support organizations, ASIA Inc., Building Hope in the City, and Refugee Response. These organizations continue to provide support to individuals and families that have been resettled after they are no longer supported by the primary organizations. These orgs provide a large variety of services including, but not limited to legal aid, food assistance, and healthcare.

ASIA Inc Phone: 216-881-0330(Cleveland Office)

Building Hope in the City Phone: 216-281-4673 Email:

The Refugee Response Phone: (216) 236-3877 Email:


  • Volunteers
    • All three secondary orgs need volunteers to facilitate programming and community efforts.
  • Please check their websites for further ways to get involved.