Private Sponsor Organizations (PSOs) are organizations that recruit, support, and oversee sponsor groups as they prepare for, receive, and guide refugee newcomers arriving through the Welcome Corps. Organizations may be locally based or work in coordination with local partners or local networks. The participation of these organizations in private sponsorship increases the diversity of actors engaged in refugee welcome and ensures that receiving communities and arriving newcomers are well-supported throughout the process.
PSOs coach sponsor groups in carrying out core sponsorship services, including making connections with local community organizations and services. They also support sponsor groups in navigating the sponsorship process, including group dynamics and supporting refugees from diverse experiences and backgrounds. Learn more about the role of Private Sponsor Organizations in the Welcome Corps and register for an orientation session below.