Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC works in more than 40 countries and in 28 U.S. cities helping people displaced due to violence, persecution, and disaster to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities. The number of registered refugees arriving in the U.S. to make a new life are expected to increase under the vision of the Biden administration.  These refugee families are coming out of strenuous circumstances and in need of assistance and resettlement. The Community Sponsorship Program is meant to serve newly arriving refugee families by providing services and assistance in becoming self-sufficient and to integrate into the fabric of their new U.S. community as soon as possible.  The Community Sponsorship Program creates an opportunity for the community to take part in the resettlement process and the lives of our clients, combining financial contributions and in-kind donations, and group volunteer efforts to contribute to providing support in navigating the resettlement process. 




Anchalee Gaffney, Community Sponsorship Manager, Southern California.

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