International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in San Diego

Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the US government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, refugees have survived against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination.  In San Diego, the IRC helps refugees to rebuild their lives. Learn about our programs in San Diego.

Photo: The IRC in San Diego Culinary Arts Training Program.  Jessica Wawrzyniak/The IRC


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

San Diego, California
5348 University Ave, Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92105
United States
Tel: +1 619 641 7510

El Cajon, California (Satellite office)
131 E Main Street, Suite 201
El Cajon, CA  92020
United States
Tel: +1 619 440 6208

Immigration & Citizenship Services
Tel: +1 619 641 7510, ext. 250
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