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IRC in NY Transitioning to Remote Services During COVID-19

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IRC's office in New York is now closed to protect the health of clients and staff as New York City responds to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, our staff will continue to work remotely and will maintain regular remote contact and support the individuals and families we serve.

During regular business hours (Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm), you can call 212-377-4728 to leave a message and a staff member will get back to you shortly. If you have a specific inquiry related to one of the following program areas, you can also reach us below. Languages spoken by staff are listed; if clients need assistance in another language, a phone interpreter will be secured.


Resettlement & Case Management

Patrick.Curran [at] Rescue.org (subject: I%20want%20to%20help%20IRC) (Patrick Curran), Resettlement Manager: French

tanya.hernandez [at] rescue.org (Tanya Hernandez), Resettlement Caseworker: Spanish, French

irma.kuprashvili [at] rescue.org (Irma Kuprashvili), Resettlement Caseworker: Georgian, Russian

annie.slaughter [at] rescue.org (Annie Lyall Slaughter), Housing & Logistics Specialist:  Spanish

margo.derecktor [at] rescue.org (Margo Derecktor), ICM Caseworker

christian.smailes [at] rescue.org (Christian Smailes), Unaccompanied Children Caseworker, Long Island: Spanish

julio.santodomingo [at] rescue.org (Julio Santodomingo), Unaccompanied Children Caseworker, New Jersey: Spanish

caroline.chisholm [at] rescue.org (Caroline Chisholm), Unaccompanied Children Caseworker, New York: Spanish


Economic Empowerment

maria.sigalas [at] rescue.org (Maria Sigalas), Economic Empowerment Manager

frederica.solomon [at] rescue.org (Frederica Solomon), Employment Specialist: Spanish

papa.ndiaye [at] rescue.org (Papa Ndiaye), Career Development Coordinator: French, Wolof

robyn.bhairo [at] rescue.org (Robyn Bhairo), Career Development Specialist

Sheryll.Durrant [at] rescue.org (Sheryll Durrant), Food and Agriculture Coordinator



You may contact Immigration services by clicking Immigration.NY [at] Rescue.org (subject: Need%20Immigration%20service) (here)


Education & Learning

Caitlyn.Griffith-Heritage [at] rescue.org (Caitlyn Griffith-Heritage), Education & Learning Program Manager: Kinyarwanda 

elizabeth.cauchois [at] rescue.org (Biss Cauchois), Youth Program Coordinator: Spanish

rosalie.arndt [at] rescue.org (Rosalie Arndt), Youth Education Coordinator: German

manar.marouf [at] rescue.org (Manar Marouf), Family Education Coordinator: Arabic

tiffany.parra [at] rescue.org (Tiffany Parra), Education & Learning Operations Associate: Spanish


Administrative Staff

Avigail Ziv, Executive Director

Brenda.ValdesRobles [at] rescue.org (Brenda Valdes Robles), Deputy Director: Spanish, Portuguese

brittany.oneill [at] rescue.org (Brittany O’Neill), Development Director

milagros.cruz [at] rescue.org (Milagros Cruz), Community Relations Officer: Spanish

rubyn.wasserman [at] rescue.org (Rubyn Wasserman), Engagement Officer

kathryn.hoven [at] rescue.org (Kathryn Hoven), Development Coordinator

jabou.sissoho [at] rescue.org (S)Sophie.Huang [at] Rescue.org (subject: I%20want%20to%20volunteer!) (ophie Huang), Volunteer Coordinator, Civic Corps

raphael.famatigan [at] rescue.org (S)Stacy.Bolton [at] Rescue.org (subject: I%20want%20to%20volunteer!) (tacy Bolton), Outreach Coordinator, Civic Corps: French

waiying.ma [at] rescue.org (Wai Ying Ma), Finance Manager

farhad.mayar [at] rescue.org (Farhad Mayar), Finance Assistant