International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC in Seattle

Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many refugees have survived against incredible odds. Refugees step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope, and determination. In Seattle, the IRC helps refugees to rebuild their lives.

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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

Seattle, Washington
100 South King Street, Suite 570
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Tel: (206) 623-2105

Immigration & Citizenship Services
Tel: (206) 431-0333
Tel: (206) 623-2105, ext. 111

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