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.

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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

Are you a city of Dallas resident and need short-term rental assistance due to COVID-19? You might be eligible for help ...
09/03/2020
In need of rental assitance?

Are you a city of Dallas resident and need short-term rental assistance due to COVID-19? You might be eligible for help from the City of Dallas - City Hall and the IRC!

We are proud to partner with city to help provide relief to our community. Clink on the link for more information and how to apply.

The City of Dallas has partnered with the IRC to provide rental assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in need of assistance, find out how you can be helped.

Since 2013, The IRC in Dallas and Northridge Presbyterian Church have been partners in welcoming refugees. Read below to...
09/01/2020
Northridge Presbyterian Church "welcomes the stranger"

Since 2013, The IRC in Dallas and Northridge Presbyterian Church have been partners in welcoming refugees. Read below to see how they have, and continue to be, such a force for good in the community.

The IRC in Dallas highlights a long-time partner--Northridge Presbyterian Church.

International Rescue Committee in Dallas's cover photo
09/01/2020

International Rescue Committee in Dallas's cover photo

North Texas Giving Day is one month away! Support your favorite cause and create a more welcoming community in Dallas on...
08/17/2020

North Texas Giving Day is one month away! Support your favorite cause and create a more welcoming community in Dallas on September 17th.

In the midst of this pandemic, we continue to adapt and change to still assist our families and individuals as they navigate their new lives in Texas. Help keep that assistance alive by donating this North Texas Giving Day.

Since COVID has changed how we help our clients,we are finding new and unique ways to still support them. Umutoni, a stu...
08/12/2020

Since COVID has changed how we help our clients,we are finding new and unique ways to still support them.

Umutoni, a student in our Youth Program, earned access to the youth incentives fund by having good attendance in school, meeting with her academic coach, and attending all of the Saturday learning series in the fall.

The fund gave her access to an extra curricular of her choosing, and she choose piano lessons. But as COVID-19 ramped up, those lessons were no longer possible.

Thinking creatively, we were able to purchase her a piano in lieu of classes. With the help of YouTube and online resources Umutoni is still getting her dream of a musical education like so many American high school students.

The IRC needs your assistance in sharing information.  As of September 1, 2020 the cost of applying for citizenship, app...
08/05/2020

The IRC needs your assistance in sharing information. As of September 1, 2020 the cost of applying for citizenship, application (Form N-400), is increasing from $640 to $1,170. That is an 83% increase. Please contact Abby at the IRC [email protected] for more information. Share this post and help those seeking citizenship.

#ICYMI July 24 was the IRC's birthday! On that day in 1933, the IRC was officially founded at the suggestion of Albert E...
07/31/2020

#ICYMI July 24 was the IRC's birthday! On that day in 1933, the IRC was officially founded at the suggestion of Albert Einstein to assist Germans suffering under Hitler. ⁠Shown here is the The New York Times article announcing this, 87 years ago!

Originally established as the International Relief Association, the organization later merged with the Emergency Rescue Committee when the crisis deepened into World War II. And so came into being the organization that would grow into today's International Rescue Committee.⁠

The IRC in Dallas has been around for 45 of those years and continues to help clients find safety, security and home in the metroplex even during the pandemic.

Read more about the whole organization's history here: https://www.rescue.org/page/history-international-rescue-committee

We know it to be true that the targeted destruction of the American refugee resettlement program is too important to ign...
07/28/2020
Opinion | America Needs Refugees

We know it to be true that the targeted destruction of the American refugee resettlement program is too important to ignore. Read below for Dr. Jessica Goudeau's argument for the support and continuation of this life-changing and essential work.

For steps on how you can work to save the refugee resettlement program, visit our Take Action page. https://www.rescue.org/take-action

The targeted destruction of the refugee resettlement program is too important to ignore.

“All our clients have the right and the responsibility to be counted by the Census. The IRC is committed to providing th...
07/22/2020
The IRC responds to US Administration’s Executive Order to exclude undocumented immigrants from 2020 Census

“All our clients have the right and the responsibility to be counted by the Census. The IRC is committed to providing them with information about what the Census is and the importance of responding to it in the same way we do with other legal requirements, cultural orientation topics, and civic engagement issues. We will work with our clients and partners to do our part to promote a fair and accurate count through education and collaboration.”

https://www.rescue.org/press-release/irc-responds-us-administrations-executive-order-exclude-undocumented-immigrants-2020?edme=true&fbclid=IwAR3Tx4tkRvmLteI_sAnhxmyo3TFRjNmAOBPZOEHO7ZfTWOnW9xzEcKGn2VY

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds today to the U.S. Administration’s Executive Order to exclude undocumented immigrants from 2020 U.S. Census data used for Congressional apportionment, the process by which the number of Congressional representatives are determined for a community. ...

Act now to save America's asylum system!In June, the Trump administration proposed sweeping regulations that would end t...
07/10/2020
Act now to save America's asylum system

Act now to save America's asylum system!

In June, the Trump administration proposed sweeping regulations that would end the U.S. asylum system as we know it. The proposal would create insurmountable obstacles for asylum seekers fleeing persecution by narrowing the circumstances under which people can be granted asylum and denying applicants a fair hearing. These changes would have a particularly harmful impact on survivors of torture and gender-based violence, the LGBTQ+ community, and those fleeing gang violence.

We have until July 15, 2020, 11:59 PM ET to urge the administration to withdraw these proposed regulations.

The Trump administration is proposing sweeping regulations that would end the U.S. asylum system as we know it. The proposal would create insurmountable obstacles for those fleeing persecution, depriving most the ability to seek safety in the U.S. Join the International Rescue Committee in submittin...

Parkland Hospital has announced that they will continue running a walk-up COVID-19 testing site at Sam Tasby Middle Scho...
07/08/2020

Parkland Hospital has announced that they will continue running a walk-up COVID-19 testing site at Sam Tasby Middle School in Vickery Meadow (7001 Fair Oaks Ave) until the end of July. All of the testing is free.

They are open Monday through Saturday from 7AM to 3PM or until tests run out. Testing criteria is in the flyers below.

Flyers are in Amharic, Burmese, Dari, English, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Tigrinya. Please spread in your community!

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6500 Greenville Ave, Suite 500
Dallas, TX
75206

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(214) 461-9781

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