International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in Northern California

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. 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 Northern California (offices in Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, and Turlock) 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

Oakland, California
405 14th St.
Suite 1415
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Tel: (510) 452-8222

San Jose, California
1210 South Bascom Ave.
Suite 227
San Jose, CA 95128
United States
Tel: (408) 277-0255

Sacramento, California
2020 Hurley Way 
Suite 395
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: (916) 482-0120

Turlock, California
2130 Geer Rd
Suite C
Turlock, CA 95382
Tel: (209) 667-2378

Immigration & Citizenship Services
Tel: (510) 452-8222, ext. 316
Tel: (916) 482-0120
San Jose:
Tel: (408) 277-0255
Tel: (209) 667-2378

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