News from Miami, FL
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Miami, FL, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Support the IRC this #GiveMiamiDay, Nov. 21
The IRC in Miami is committed to raising $5,000 in just 24 hours to ensure survivors of human trafficking and unaccompanied children in Miami-Dade County continue to have access to our vital, life-changing programs and assistance, and we need your help to reach this goal!
Federal funding to combat human trafficking now available in the Big Bend
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in partnership with Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC) has received funding from the Department of Justice, securing – for the first time – federal resources specifically designated to combat human trafficking in the Big Bend, a highly rural area in Florida.
Raising awareness of the National Human Trafficking Hotline
On August 20, the Federal South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force hosted an event to raise public awareness of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888). The Task Force—led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations and Miami-Dade Police Department—has participated in more than 100 human trafficking community outreach events in 2019.
IRC Florida staff meet with Congress in DC
In May the IRC in Florida’s Deputy Director, Regina Bernadin, and Tallahassee Site Manager, Una Bilic, joined refugee leaders and advocates from across the country for a special two-day advocacy event in Washington, DC.
Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US
Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.
Learning the ropes in a new culture takes time, it can also be stressful. Newly arrived refugees can find it challenging to handle the day -to- day demands of life and understand U.S. American values and culture. Caseworkers often do not have time to help them with everyday struggles.
A Message from Executive Director, Suzy Cop
Statement from the IRC of Miami's Executive Director, Suzy Cop, on the President's Determination on Refugees
Miami Volunteer Information Session
Information sessions on how to volunteer with the IRC in Miami occur monthly on the 4th Thursday of every month. The last Volunteer Orientation of 2017 will be December 21st , 2017.
Be a force for change in Miami.
Refugio Gala Miami - March 16, 2017
Please join us March 16, 2017 for the Refugio Gala in Miami. The Refugio Gala helps refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States become self-sufficient, productive members of the Miami community. Your support will benefit the work of the IRC in Miami and help assist newly arrived refugees as they rebuild their lives.