Starting over after losing everything is not easy. It requires a community to support newcomers working towards self-reliance. Here are 5 ways you can help:
1. Donate to The Soft Landing Fund
Ensure families facing extreme hardship remain in their homes without fear of eviction and homelessness. Click here to donate to our Soft Landing Fund now.
2. Collect Donations to Furnish Homes
Rally your friends, family, or community group to collect household goods and other items to make sure recently-arrived families have the things they need.
3. Find Affordable Housing
The affordable housing crisis disproportionately affects recently-arrived refugees and immigrants. Help us identify affordable housing or refer property owners with units available to rent to newcomer refugees and immigrants. Click here to access our referral form and we'll follow up soon.
4. Volunteer with the IRC
There are many local volunteer opportunities to work alongside the IRC in supporting recently-arrived refugees. Check out these opportunities in the IRC office nearest you:
5. Advocate for the Afghan Adjustment Act
Most Afghans evacuated to the United States came through a humanitarian parole program that offers no clear pathway to lasting safety. Click here to urge your Members of Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, which would give Afghans a pathway to permanent residency in the U.S.