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News from San Diego, CA

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


IRC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The International Rescue Committee is now host to a Small Business Development Center.


Women's Resilience Center

The Women's Resilience Center is a safe, collaborative space where the diverse needs of all women and girls are respected and where women and girls can seek, share, and obtain information about their rights and their inherent potential for safety, health, education, economic wellbeing, and power.


The IRC in San Diego Immigration Services

The IRC in San Diego provides immigration services and application help, citizenship preparation classes, Know-Your-Rights Trainings and more. Click here to learn more about immigration services available for San Diego residents.


Tax program offers free filing assistance for San Diegans

Each spring, the IRC in San Diego provides free tax preparation as part of the IRS VITA (Virtual Income Tax Assistance) program. In 2019, the program filed over 3,500 returns and generated more than $5 million in refunds for low-income San Diego families. This tremendous impact would not be possible without the hard work of our incredible volunteers, who work as IRS-certified tax preparers from mid-January through April.


IRC's Refugee Film Festival

Join us ONLINE for IRC's Refugee Film Festival. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film’s subject area.


How to Help Refugees in San Diego

With a renewed humanitarian focus on immigration policies under the new presidential administration, more families will be able to find safety in America. Learn about the many ways you can help refugees in San Diego.


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.


How to help families through in-kind donations

Help provide a warmer welcome by sending much-needed items to refugee families.


Winter Welcome: In-kind and gift card campaign

This holiday season, give refugee and asylum-seeking families a 'winter welcome' with much-needed in-kind donation items as well as gift cards which allow families to purchase exactly what they need.


San Diego COVID-19 Resource Archives

IRC in San Diego's COVID-19 resource archives.