Welcome to the IRC in Dallas
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Welcome to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Dallas’ website - it is my pleasure to introduce you to IRC’s work in Dallas and Abilene. I hope that you will visit our website regularly to stay informed on the numerous activities of our office and to learn ways you can be involved in our work. It is through your support that the IRC is able to help refugees move from harm to home.
The International Rescue Committee in Dallas opened in 1975 to provide resettlement services in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and in 2003 opened a sub-office in Abilene, Texas. The IRC in Dallas and Abilene provide services which help address the many immediate needs of newly arrived refugees. The assistance we provide includes: rent for their first four months in the United States, necessities such as clothing and warm blankets, orientations on many facets of American culture, and, most importantly, assistance in finding and maintaining employment.
Our mission is to empower refugees to rebuild their lives, restore their sense of dignity, and fully participate in their new communities by providing compassionate support, resources and programs tailored to their unique needs. I urge you to join us in our efforts and encourage you to visit our website often. On behalf of the IRC in Dallas and Abilene staff, and the refugees we empower, you have my deepest gratitude. We are truly grateful for your support.