International Rescue Committee in Dallas

International Rescue Committee in Dallas The IRC provides opportunities for refugees and immigrants to thrive in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee provides lifesaving services to the world’s most vulnerable.
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We have been providing effective — and efficient — humanitarian aid to millions of families caught in crisis worldwide. We help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their futures in more than 40 countries and in 25 U.S. cities.

Mission: The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

Operating as usual

In its second full year the Youth Mentoring Program supported 64 students and their families. From helping with homework...
12/21/2020

In its second full year the Youth Mentoring Program supported 64 students and their families. From helping with homework, to coordinating parent/teacher conferences, to guiding students into their future, the program continues to be a success.

Being able to fully understand the needs of clients is essential to the work we do. Each program at the IRC in Dallas de...
12/16/2020

Being able to fully understand the needs of clients is essential to the work we do. Each program at the IRC in Dallas depends on interpretation to be successful. With your help we are able to provide services every day with 32 interpreters in 17 languages.

Home for the Holidays is still going strong! Welcome refugees to Texas this winter by purchasing items off of our specia...
12/14/2020

Home for the Holidays is still going strong! Welcome refugees to Texas this winter by purchasing items off of our special holiday wish list.

Your gifts will be helping people like:

🟡 A family of eight from Afghanistan who arrived in September with children from seventeen to five.

🟡 A Sri Lankan widow and her son who arrived in October.

🟡 A family of three from El Salvador who were reunited in Texas in late July.

Join us: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RV6W147RK7EL?ref_=wl_share

Our Mental Health program grew this year to provide assistance via telehealth. This change created a more robust program...
12/10/2020

Our Mental Health program grew this year to provide assistance via telehealth. This change created a more robust program with expanded services that can reach refugees further away. The IRC in Dallas now provides screenings, assessments, counseling, care coordination, psychiatric consults, and medication management in house.

With your help we can continue to strengthen mental health in our community, support our December Fundraiser here:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/200955458166406/

When COVID-19 started in March, none of us knew what was ahead. After it became obvious how it was going to affect the p...
12/08/2020

When COVID-19 started in March, none of us knew what was ahead. After it became obvious how it was going to affect the people we serve, the IRC in Dallas and our community stepped up and helped us to support families from across the DFW metroplex stay inside their homes this year. Your assistance gave stability in uncertain times.

We will be spending the rest of the year highlighting the accomplishments we achieved together in 2020!This year the IRC...
12/03/2020

We will be spending the rest of the year highlighting the accomplishments we achieved together in 2020!

This year the IRC in Dallas helped 259 individuals find a new home in our community. Behind each number is a person with a story, a struggle, and a success and we are proud to have gotten to be a part of their journey in this uncertain year. Your warm welcome changed lives for our newest neighbors.

Since 1975, when we opened our doors, the IRC in Dallas has resettled over 26,000 people from 34 countries.   With us ev...
11/26/2020

Since 1975, when we opened our doors, the IRC in Dallas has resettled over 26,000 people from 34 countries.

With us every step of those 45 years of welcome, has been you, our supporters, ensuring that we can continue our work then, now, and into the future.

Refugees from Vietnam to Bosnia, from Rwanda to Syria, and from places in between have found home and safety in the Dallas area due to your generosity and welcoming arms.

This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for you, our community, who has been with us for so long and will remain working alongside us as we rebuild resettlement to be as strong as it was before. Thank you!

The IRC in Dallas is kicking off our Home for the Holidays giving program! We once again invite you to show our refugee ...
11/24/2020

The IRC in Dallas is kicking off our Home for the Holidays giving program! We once again invite you to show our refugee families that they are welcome and wanted in America.

Like everything in 2020, Home for the Holidays looks different. Instead of being assigned a family, this year we are asking that our supporters purchase gifts from our Amazon Wish List made specifically for Home for the Holidays.

The list is filled with annual favorites that all our families, no matter where they come from, find useful and make their lives fuller and richer. Items vary from electric kettles and sewing machines to smart phones and computers.

Find the list here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RV6W147RK7EL?ref_=wl_share

Its beginning to look a lot like fall in our New Roots gardens!
11/17/2020

Its beginning to look a lot like fall in our New Roots gardens!

As the U.S. presidential election has been called for Joe Biden, we have a new opportunity to reverse the damage made by...
11/07/2020
IRC responds to U.S. presidential race being called for Joe Biden

As the U.S. presidential election has been called for Joe Biden, we have a new opportunity to reverse the damage made by Trump’s policies to welcome refugees, asylum seekers and the world’s most vulnerable.

Let’s get to work.

Our full statement:

The American people have spoken and the election has been called for Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States. The IRC looks forward to working constructively with the new Administration, using our experience and expertise to support evidence-based policy making that honors America’...

As we await the results of the 2020 United States election, the votes of all Americans must be counted. This includes fo...
11/05/2020
"Your voice has so much power." Refugees describe voting for the first time

As we await the results of the 2020 United States election, the votes of all Americans must be counted. This includes former refugees and other new Americans who have undertaken courageous journeys to become U.S. citizens. For many refugees voting is the culmination of a long path from fleeing war or persecution in their countries of origin to becoming full participants in American democracy.

Read more about their experiences below:

Four refugee first-time voters explain why they are excited to exercise their right this year—and why all eligible American citizens should make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them.

Exercise your right and vote on Tuesday, November 3rd! In Dallas County polls are open from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
11/02/2020

Exercise your right and vote on Tuesday, November 3rd! In Dallas County polls are open from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

Next Friday, join the International Rescue Committee in Dallas and BB&T(now Truist) via Zoom for a special edition of Ba...
10/30/2020

Next Friday, join the International Rescue Committee in Dallas and BB&T(now Truist) via Zoom for a special edition of Bank on Your Success. This interactive session will provide you with the tools to assemble a crisis budget and with valuable take-away resources to help yourself and others.

RSVP to our Financial Coach at [email protected]

All are welcome!

Bae Shae and Sui are long-time friends, former refugees, and first-time voters! After graduating high school together in...
10/29/2020

Bae Shae and Sui are long-time friends, former refugees, and first-time voters!

After graduating high school together in 2017, and becoming citizens together in 2019, the two women were very excited to do another major thing together: vote.

When asked why voting is important to them Sui, a senior at Texas A&M Commerce, says “It means that I am saying my opinion out loud and that I am doing something to make changes.”

Bae Shae, a senior at UT Arlington, says that “voting allows me to get more involved in the country that I’m going to live in and grow up in and be a part of for the rest of my life.”

Both voted early. What’s your voting plan?

Early voting in Texas continues through Friday, October 30. The general election is Tuesday, November 3.

Today, the Trump administration officially set the refugee admissions goal to 15,000 for FY21, a new all-time low number...
10/28/2020
The Trump Administration sets new all-time low number for refugee admissions at 15,000 for fiscal year 2021

Today, the Trump administration officially set the refugee admissions goal to 15,000 for FY21, a new all-time low number. This level will be limited to refugees from specific categories of admissions, potentially leaving out more than 1.4 million of the world’s most vulnerable refugees still in need of resettlement. The arbitrary bar on their admission will only serve to keep refugees in danger.

Our statement:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today reacts to news that President Donald J. Trump set the refugee admissions goal at just 15,000 refugees for fiscal year 2021, a new all-time low number for the third year in a row and a further abdication of American global leadership in the face of growi...

Today is International Day of the Girl! Everyday the IRC in Dallas works to empower girls for a brighter and equal futur...
10/11/2020

Today is International Day of the Girl! Everyday the IRC in Dallas works to empower girls for a brighter and equal future.

From academic coaching, to services in mental health, to financial literacy we make sure that girls have a strong start for their lives in America.

The members of the Spring 2020 Maverick Class https://www.maverickmarathon.com/ are raising funds for the International ...
10/03/2020

The members of the Spring 2020 Maverick Class https://www.maverickmarathon.com/ are raising funds for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). They want to express their support for refugees and immigrants in Texas who need financial assistance during this pandemic. Each class member will run 20 miles, totaling 600 miles, to raise funds and aid refugees affected by the spread of COVID-19. Their goal is $20,000 and all monies will be given to the IRC Dallas. Please donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/maverick-marathon-for-covid19-relief?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet+expWdC

In line with American ideals, the US has long set the global bar for refugee resettlement with an average goal of 95,000...
10/01/2020
The Trump Administration proposes a new low number for refugee admissions at 15,000 for fiscal year 2021; refugee admissions on hold until President Trump signs new order; IRC calls for swift action to meet the new refugee target

In line with American ideals, the US has long set the global bar for refugee resettlement with an average goal of 95,000 refugees per year in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

During these last four years the Trump Administration has lowered refugee admissions levels by over 80%, vastly reduced access to the program for Muslim and Black refugees, severely reduced the number of refugees persecuted on the basis of religion allowed into the country, and ignored the world’s largest refugee crises.

To ensure that our country continues to help those fleeing violence and persecution world-wide, take action today: act.rescue.org/FY21PD

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) today reacts with deep concern to the Trump administration’s report to Congress recommending a refugee admissions goal of 15,000 for fiscal year 2021, a further reduction from the all-time low of 18,000 set in the previous year, in the face of growing globa...

It's less than a week until the deadline to register to vote for the November 3rd election! If you are a new voter or ha...
09/29/2020

It's less than a week until the deadline to register to vote for the November 3rd election! If you are a new voter or have moved recently, make sure your registration is up to date.

For more information about registering and to verify your registration, check out the Vote Texas website!

https://www.votetexas.gov/register/index.html

Census counting ends THIS WEDNESDAY! Dallas County has had just 62% of people respond. When certain segments of communit...
09/27/2020

Census counting ends THIS WEDNESDAY!

Dallas County has had just 62% of people respond. When certain segments of communities are undercounted, the entire community misses out on public resources and civic representation. Take the time now to make sure that you are counted before its too late.

https://2020census.gov/

#2020Census

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!Help make sure that Texans are counted for the 2020 Census.  Join Communities Foundation of Texas and ...
09/25/2020

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Help make sure that Texans are counted for the 2020 Census. Join Communities Foundation of Texas and Texas Counts on a virtual phone campaign.

Its easy to volunteer by signing up below – training, scheduling and reporting is all provided. Once you enroll, you'll receive instructions on how to sure that everyone in the state is counted.

https://signup.shiftsmart.com/census-caller/

Today is National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered? Texas' deadline for registration is coming up fast on Octo...
09/22/2020

Today is National Voter Registration Day!

Are you registered? Texas' deadline for registration is coming up fast on October 5th!

For more information on how to make your vote count this election, click on the link below:
https://www.votetexas.gov/register/index.html

We end Welcoming Week with a look at you, our community, and how you have created home together. Through your actions, y...
09/19/2020

We end Welcoming Week with a look at you, our community, and how you have created home together.

Through your actions, your donations, and your spirit y’all have shown that refugees and immigrants are wanted and welcomed in North Texas.

From the individual who buys gifts for Home for the Holidays, to the intern who drives a family to a doctor’s appointment, to the faith communities who come out in droves when we ask for help, to the couple who donates for North Texas Giving Day, we know we are only able to do our work because of the how you make Dallas a welcoming place. Thank you!

#WelcomingWeek
#NorthTexasGivingDay

Thank you, North Texas, for standing with refugees yesterday, today, and every day! Our community came together and surp...
09/18/2020

Thank you, North Texas, for standing with refugees yesterday, today, and every day! Our community came together and surpassed our goal by raising over $23,000 for a welcoming America! Your support allows us to continue our life-changing work.

#WelcomingWeek
#NorthTexasGivingDay

Just a few hours left to support the IRC in Dallas this North Texas Giving Day! Despite the barriers of the last three y...
09/18/2020

Just a few hours left to support the IRC in Dallas this North Texas Giving Day!

Despite the barriers of the last three years, our immigration department has continued to work for our community and welcome our new neighbors to Texas. Through the difficulties we have been able to help DACA recipients, green card holders, future citizens, unaccompanied minors, and Dallas residents detained by ICE as they navigate the American legal system.

Help us continue to welcome. Donate below.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/international-rescue-committee-in-dallas

#WelcomingWeek
#NorthTexasGivingDay

Alongside refugees, the IRC in Dallas has been resettling SIVs (Special Immigrant Visa holders) and their families for o...
09/17/2020

Alongside refugees, the IRC in Dallas has been resettling SIVs (Special Immigrant Visa holders) and their families for over fifteen years. SIVs have worked with the US Government in Afghanistan and Iraq and are given special visas to come to America.

Our wrap-around services help these men and women receive employment support, job training, and mental health services. We have even co-hosted events where military veterans and SIVs gather together to create networks and talk about living in America.

This North Texas Giving Day, help us continue to welcome SIVs to Dallas.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/international-rescue-committee-in-dallas

#WelcomingWeek
#NorthTexasGivingDay

Use your lunch hour to support mental health for immigrants in Dallas!The IRC in Dallas provides mental health services ...
09/17/2020

Use your lunch hour to support mental health for immigrants in Dallas!

The IRC in Dallas provides mental health services to a diverse part of the community. We specialize in working with those whose cultural needs are not addressed by the healthcare system. From breaking language barriers to addressing cultural norms to the use of Cultural Brokers and music therapy, the IRC in Dallas provides holistic evidence-based mental health care.

Your support this North Texas Giving Day helps our families and individuals find peace of mind in their new home.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/international-rescue-committee-in-dallas

#WelcomingWeek
#NorthTexasGivingDay

Today’s the day! Happy North Texas Giving Day!The IRC in Dallas is asking you to continue to create home together by inv...
09/17/2020

Today’s the day! Happy North Texas Giving Day!

The IRC in Dallas is asking you to continue to create home together by investing in refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the metroplex. Make a contribution now and join us to welcome the newest Texans. Today your gift will be increased with bonus funds from Communities Foundation of Texas, making your donation go even further. Donate below!

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/international-rescue-committee-in-dallas

#WelcomingWeek
#NorthTexasGivingDay

Did you know that since 2016 the IRC in Dallas has been welcoming asylum seekers across our community? Through a partner...
09/16/2020

Did you know that since 2016 the IRC in Dallas has been welcoming asylum seekers across our community? Through a partnership with RAICES, and as a part of the SAFE network with the City of Dallas - City Hall and Vera Institute of Justice we have been able to help 246 families and individuals in the Dallas area.

Join us tomorrow for North Texas Giving Day to make sure that we all can continue to create home together in Dallas.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/international-rescue-committee-in-dallas

#WelcomingWeek
#NorthTexasGivingDay

The future of welcoming in America will depend a great deal on this year’s election. From rebuilding refugee resettlemen...
09/15/2020
The stakes for refugees in the U.S. election

The future of welcoming in America will depend a great deal on this year’s election. From rebuilding refugee resettlement to protecting the rights of asylum seekers, your vote can change many lives. Learn more about how to register, who represents you on the federal, state, and local levels, and find the candidates running in your community below. Help us to continue to create home together.

#WelcomingWeek

The IRC calls on all candidates running for public office to highlight challenges and provide solutions to three important issues in the 2020 election.

Did you know that the city of Dallas is a certified Welcoming Community? Immigrants play a crucial role in the vitality ...
09/14/2020

Did you know that the city of Dallas is a certified Welcoming Community? Immigrants play a crucial role in the vitality of our city - 42% of Dallas households speak a language other than English, and 31.6% of the labor force in the Dallas metro area are immigrants.

The IRC in Dallas is proud to be a part of such a community and works closely with the City on various programs including COVID rent assistance, the SAFE legal assistance program, and digital literacy programs.

To learn more about Dallas’ Welcoming initiatives, check out the Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs. https://dallascityhall.com/departments/wcia/Pages/default.aspx

#WelcomingWeek

Today is the beginning of Welcoming Week, a special time to build connections as we strive to make our communities a mor...
09/13/2020

Today is the beginning of Welcoming Week, a special time to build connections as we strive to make our communities a more welcoming place for all.

This year we are celebrating creating home together. Since 1975, you have helped us to create home for nearly 26,000 refugees from 52 countries. Join us as this week as we talk about our community and the work we have been doing all those years.

#WelcomingWeek

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