Season 2, Episode 5 features an interview with Bethany Showalter, the Special Programs Manager with the CWS Immigration and Refugee Program. She has worked in refugee resettlement in CWS affiliate offices for the past ten years. In her current role, she helps coordinate efforts with a group of humanitarian shelters along the southwest border to support asylum seekers as they travel to destination cities, which includes managing a free and confidential resource hotline for asylum seekers.

CWS press release about the asylum-seeker hotline:…local-communities/

Asylum Hotline email: [email protected]

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