Refugee Co-Sponsorship

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship is proud to reopen our Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program and participate in the Afghan Placement and Assistance program. We anticipate welcoming more than 100 refugees from Afghanistan and elsewhere over the course of the next year.

Each refugee resettled in the United States is sponsored by a resettlement agency – that's us! Co-sponsorship is an opportunity for HIAS to work in partnership with individuals, congregations, and organizations to ensure that each family’s needs are met, that their integration into their new community goes smoothly, and that they are on their way to self-sufficiency.

Interested in being a co-sponsor?

Complete this form and we will reach out regarding next steps.

Interested in making a donation to support refugee families?

Learn more about the HIAS Welcome Campaign


We ask that each co-sponsor:

  1. Raise a minimum of $10,000 for the HIAS Welcome Campaign.
  2. Set up their assigned family’s apartment prior to arrival.
  3. Support their assigned family for a minimum of 3 months post-arrival.


HIAS Immigration & Citizenship is the only Jewish refugee resettlement program in the Chicagoland area. We want to create a movement of Jewish welcoming inspired by Jewish values, as well as the history and experiences of Jewish refugees who came before us.

HIAS Co-Sponsorship Program Description