Their new home

Photo obtained with the permission of the children's parents as well as the Case Worker pictured


Before the Refugee Act of 1980, standardized refugee resettlement through the use of resettlement agencies, such as the International Rescue Committee, was largely conducted privately or through community groups. 

With both the recent increase in numbers and the enthusiasm of local community groups wanting to partner in resettling refugees, IRC is committed to integrating community sponsorship programming at the local and national levels. 


What is Community Sponsorship? What is Co-Sponsorship? 

Co-sponsors can take many forms including local clubs, faith-based institutions, community groups, and many more. Co-sponsors do not need to be a formal 501c3 but must be structured. 

If your group is interested in learning more about community sponsorship and the co-sponsorship model, contact us at [email protected]