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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 9am to 5pm), 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

madge.lazarus [at] rescue.org (Madge Lazarus), Matching Grant Employment Specialist: Jamaican, Patois

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



paula.forero [at] rescue.org (Paula Forero), Immigration Program Supervisor: Spanish, French, Italian

kawtar.aaddi [at] rescue.org (Kawtar Aaddi), Immigration Caseworker: Arabic, French

jacqueline.sanchez [at] rescue.org (Jackie Sanchez), Immigration Caseworker: Spanish


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