About Brooklyn Neighbors for Refugees

Initiated by the St. Marks Deanery in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, with the leadership of Christ Church Cobble Hill and All Saints Church in Park Slope, and in partnership with HIAS-New York, Brooklyn Neighbors for Refugees welcomes newly arrived families seeking safety in New York City.

Refugees Welcome

Our mission is to organize donations and volunteers to help resettle and assist newly arrived refugees in New York City.

We are in the process of settling a family from Afghanistan. We seek volunteers and funding to expand our sponsorship opportnities to other families emigrating here from throughout the world.

Who We Are

How We Got Started

In 2021, after the exit of the U.S. military from Afghanistan, Episcopal churches in west Brooklyn came together to respond to the need to resettle displaced families. Church members reached out to friends from across our community to form a volunteer corps and begin raising funds. We reached out to HIAS-New York and became a community sponsor for our first family in January 2022.

Where We Are Now

The family with whom we work is well on its way to being resettled in New York, and we look forward to completing our relationship with them in the next few months. Now that we have built a volunteer structure and enjoyed the satisfaction of working with one family, we are hoping to build the capacity to sponsor more displaced families.

We’ve Raised over $30,000 to Help One Newly Arrived Afghan Family

Help us help more families in need!

Our Affiliates:

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
HIAS New York
All Saints Episcopal Church
Christ Church Cobble Hill
Episcopal Migration Ministries