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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Oakland, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Refugees cultivate healthy living through New Roots

From their homelands to years in refugee camps, many IRC clients have gained unique knowledge in producing high-yield harvests from small plots of land.


IRC NorCal plays key role in fight against human trafficking

The IRC's Northern California offices have been on the front lines of combatting exploitation for the past seven years and are growing their services to support survivors


Meet NorCal's new development director

Michael joins the NorCal team bringing 21 years of diverse experience and a dynamic enthusiasm to contribute to our work


New program helps refugees navigate public benefits

Through personalized assistance, APB caseworkers help beneficiaries keep safe and off the streets by assisting with access to hospitals, referrals for mental health services and abuse hotlines, and benefits such as food stamps.


IRC, City of Fremont team up on financial call line

The IRC in Oakland has joined forces with the City of Fremont and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to offer a financial counseling call line for all Alameda County residents.


NorCal communities welcome newest neighbors with holiday gifts

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, IRC NorCal supporters continued a holiday welcoming tradition this year, bringing in nearly $15,000 worth of items for 60 IRC families.


U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about U.S. elections and the Presidential inauguration.


Financial Navigators Partners with IRC for You!

The City of Fremont’s Financial Navigator program can help you maximize your income & connect to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites to help you file taxes and receive tax refunds.


IRC Oakland Remote

Due to COVID-19, the IRC Oakland staff are working remotely. 


Meet NorCal's New Executive Director, Sarah Terlouw

Meet Sarah Terlouw, the new Executive Director for the IRC in Northern California! Sarah has a long history with the IRC. We are excited to welcome and introduce her to our community so we sat down for a Q&A.