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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.


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.


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.


Register to Vote Here!

1 in 10 eligible voters are new Americans! The IRC is here to support with voter education to support naturalized citizens and eligible voters. If you are not eligible to vote, do not register to vote as it will have consequences on your immigration status. If you are not yet a U.S. citizen, contact the IRC's immigration services by calling or texting (408) 472-3675.


Meet Sarah Terlouw - Executive Director in Northern CA

It is with great pleasure that I share with you the news that IRC has welcomed Sarah Terlouw as the new executive director of the IRC Northern California offices. Sarah is not new to the IRC family. She most recently served as the country director for the IRC operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), consisting of 6 offices and a team of more than 700 staff across the country.


How to Donate to the IRC in Sacramento

Discover how you can donate to the IRC in Sacramento!