Other ways to get involved in Abilene
Employ a refugee:
- Refugees are resilient and are eager to find work and integrate into their new community. The IRC’s employment services helps to prepare refugees for Abilene’s job market and secure employment locally.
Help us find affordable housing:
- We have received many offerings from community members to house newly arriving refugees in their homes. While we are deeply grateful, the IRC arranges for refugee families to rent their own apartments or houses as we feel it is a more sustainable solution that respects the inherent dignity of the people we serve.
Sponsor a child:
- Many refugee children are interested in participating in sports, dance or other extracurricular activities, but their parents cannot afford it. Consider sponsoring a child for a semester.