Reasons CATCH exists
CATCH encourages and believes in the capacity of small communities to become involved integrally and successfully in resettling those seeking a new home.
CATCH provides individuals, communities, churches, and service organizations the information and support to overcome the challenges to being a welcoming community.
CATCH supports the desire of refugees, asylees, and immigrants to establish roots in a new place.
CATCH is an opportunity to provide a new generation the hope afforded our forebears.
CATCH is a personal response in faith to uphold the justice due the orphan, widow, and immigrant (the least among us).
CATCH enables rural communities to enhance cultural diversity and to add spice and variety to local life.
CATCH rises to the spirit of Lady Liberty,
...Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!