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


IRC's Refugee Film Festival in Northern California

April 3, 2021



IRC NorCal offices launch asylee orientation program

Starting this month, the IRC offices in San Jose and Turlock/Modesto have teamed up with the federal government to provide virtual orientation services for asylees, replacing in-person orientation services formerly provided at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum office in San Francisco.


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.


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.


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.


Digital Literacy Lessons in Dari & English

As part of our Digital Access Project, the IRC in Sacramento has developed digital literacy lessons recorded in English & Dari to support our community.