International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in Charlottesville and Richmond

Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom.  Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination.  In Charlottesville, Richmond and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives.


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

Charlottesville, Virginia
609 East Market Street, Suite 104
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Tel: (434) 979-7772 

Richmond, Virginia
8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 128
Richmond, VA 23229
Tel: (804) 308-9144

Interpreter Services in Charlottesville
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Immigration & Citizenship Services
Tel: (434) 979-7772, ext. 110


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