International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in Baltimore

(Photo by Still Life Projects)

After being forced into heartbreaking separation of nearly a decade and years of fighting to bring her son, Venson, to the US, Tha, a refugee mother from Myanmar, turned to the IRC in Baltimore for help. With the IRC’s guidance through a complicated two-year process, Tha was finally able to hug Venson again. Now a teenager of 15, there’s a lot more of him to hug. (See the video below.)


How We Help Refugees

The IRC makes sure newly arrived refugees receive:

  • a furnished home
  • help with rent
  • health care
  • nutritious, affordable food
  • English language classes
  • help building job, computer & financial literacy skills
  • education for their children
  • social services and community support
  • legal services toward residency & citizenship

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International Rescue Committee

Baltimore, Maryland
3516 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
United States
Tel: (410) 327-1885

Immigration & Citizenship Services
Tel: (410) 558-3191 or
Tel: (410) 558-3260

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