Co-sponsorship pairs a refugee family with an organized group of individuals to help provide core services and clearly defined financial and in-kind contributions to support the welcome and integration of refugees into the community alongside a local IRC office. Co-sponsor groups can range in size from 5-15 individuals from community churches, businesses, schools, civic groups, sports teams, or local clubs. 

As a co-sponsor, you have the potential to significantly enhance a refugee family’s quality of life from the time they arrive at the airport, by providing food and basic necessities, helping to find employment opportunities, assisting with learning English, offering social support, school enrollment, and community navigation. Individuals or groups interested in co-sponsorship can can email [email protected] for details or to sign up to attend an info session.