How to Help Welcome Afghans to Charlottesville

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Welcoming Greater Charlottesville is aware of several community efforts to assist Afghan Evacuees arriving here in Charlottesville. Details for Muslims United at UVA's supply drive are shown on the right. Click the button to learn more.

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"The card allowed me to open up a Comcast account and get cable and internet set-up in my home."

"My landlord was able to verify who I was and allowed me to sign my lease."

"The card helps me feel accepted by the community. I didn't feel that way before."

"I needed to get a medical appointment for my daughter, which required an ID. This was all I had, and they accepted it."


  • Since our start in March 2019, we've issued over 760 IDs.

  • Several local organizations have agreed to give card holders free or reduced admission to their programs. Click here for details.

  • Because of COVID 19, we now provide ID cards on an appointment basis. To ensure safety, applicants view our orientation and complete their forms in their cars, and spend only a few minutes inside to get their picture taken. These appointments are scheduled during the first and third Saturdays of the month. Call 434. 260-0586 or visit

  • To find out what documents you need to obtain our card, go to:    

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Campaign to Settle Hundreds of Afghans

On October 12, Welcoming Greater Charlottesville and the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville held a press conference at IX Park to announce their campaign to welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees to Charlottesville, Albemarle and the surrounding community.

Press Coverage

The Daily Progress, October 14, 2021

NBC29, October 12, 2021

CBS19, October 12, 2021


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