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As refugees from Afghanistan arrive in Wisconsin, the Mayor and Common Council Leadership would like to extend a warm welcome and reaffirm Madison's commitment to treating refugees with dignity, care and respect.

Many Madisonians are interested in helping to welcome and assist Afghan refugees as they arrive. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families has established a website with information on how to help the Afghan individuals and families arriving at Fort McCoy.

As refugees are resettled throughout the state, many Madisonians are interested in supporting refugees settling in Madison and Dane County. To receive updates on local needs and ways to help, please contact one of the following:

Jewish Social Services of Madison
6434 Enterprise Lane. Madison, WI 53719
Contact: Dawn Berney, Executive Director
Phone: (608) 278-1808

Lutheran Social Services
P.O. Box 88868, Milwaukee, WI, 53288
Contact: Sarah Halstead
Text LSSREFUGEE to 41444

Madison is proud to be a welcoming city, and we thank all Madisonians who have helped refugees settle in Madison over the years.