Purchase essential items from Amazon for families arriving through our neighboring Catholic Charities Agencies. This includes: Mattress covers, car seats, first aid kits, cleaning supplies, games for families, backpacks for children, and more.
Catholic Charities of Atlanta
Note: When checking out, ship to “Ashlin Nebrig’s Gift Registry Address”. This will appear under “Other addresses” when checking out.
Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) are available to certain Afghans who aided U.S. forces – as interpreters and translators or in other roles.
Those eligible can apply for a visa for themselves, as well as for their spouse and any unmarried children under 21. Special Immigrant Visa’s take approximately 13 months to obtain and include security checks.
Evacuees from Afghanistan who have successfully completed the Visa process are eligible for resettlement into the United States as refugees. Organizations with a Refugee and Resettlement program are responsible for welcoming these families and ensuring their success in their new home country.
The number of individuals who will be accepted into the U.S. under this program is determined by the President of the United States.
The Afghan Parolee Support (APS) program is also a pathway for entry to the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. It is usually granted when someone has no other alternatives for entry and is typically a last option.
The purpose of the APS Program is to provide initial relocation support services for Afghans paroled into the U.S. Parolees are currently not eligible for public benefit programs, including public cash assistance programs, medical assistance, and/or SSI.
The timelines for this initiative is between Sept. 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, to ensure the safety of our friends and allies in Afghanistan.
Georgians can contact the offices of Senator Jon Ossoff or Raphael Warnock for information about family members or friends in Afghanistan.
Please have as much of the following information ready to share:
Jon Ossoff, (202) 224-3521
Raphael Warnock, (202) 224-3643
Example phone message:
“I’m calling because I have family in Afghanistan and they need to leave because they are not safe. I need to talk with someone in your office who can help me. My name is _______, my phone number is ______, and my family (ex: worked as translators).