Community Co‑Sponsorship

Hello Neighbor is thrilled to announce the launch of our newest program in Refugee Resettlement: Community Co-Sponsorship.

Welcoming new neighbors at the airport with multilingual Welcome sign

Under co-sponsorship, a community group makes an agreement to provide a refugee family with government regulated services and financial support, as well as a social support network, friendship and opportunities for personal exchange that go well beyond the requirements of a resettlement agency.

Hello Neighbor is currently running a pilot model of our Co-Sponsorship program.

Whether your group is an interfaith organization, a workplace committee, a book club, or even a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with friends- we will be looking for lots of volunteer groups to take part in this exciting new chapter of refugee resettlement history!

Learn More

  • About Hello Neighbor’s program by attending one of our Introduction to Community Co‑Sponsorship virtual sessions.
  • About Co-Sponsorship in the U.S. from IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), a leading co‑sponsorship organization, by visiting their webpage.
  • About Community Sponsorship from Canada, the birthplace of privatized refugee sponsorship, with this short video.
  • Please take a look at our Community Co-Sponsorship FAQs for some common questions.

APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY CO-SPONSOR

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Co-Sponsorship Teams have fundraising and training goals that have to be achieved prior to being matched with a family!

For questions, contact our Community Co-Sponsorship Coordinator, Lexie Garcia, lexie@helloneighbor.io.