About Brooklyn Neighbors for Refugees
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!