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


Items needed for refugees in Silver Spring

The IRC in Silver Spring is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here.


Becoming an Astronaut: The dream of a refugee youth

A refugee girl's dream to work for NASA.


Challenges and Triumphs on the Road to American Citizenship

The Immigration Program at the IRC in Silver Spring, celebrates Mrs. Meazu Gobena, a longtime IRC client. Mrs. Meazu became an American citizenship in the Spring of 2017.


Community Support at the IRC in Silver Spring: Highlighting KindWorks

Since May 2017, KindWorks has worked with the IRC in Silver Spring to set-up and furnish apartments for three newly arriving refugee families. Their efforts to engage local volunteers provides invaluable support to new refugee families and makes refugees feel welcome in our community.


The IRC in Silver Spring Celebrates World Refugee Day

In celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20th, the IRC in Silver Spring profiled four individuals who came to the U.S. as refugees and went on to make significant contributions to our society.


At the IRC in Silver Spring, Donations Help Those Most in Need

During the winter 2016 semester, Joseph Mears worked an intern in Silver Spring with the Intensive Case Management Program. He looks back on his internship and a successful donation drive that helped those most in need.


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Take Action: Tell Congress To Fight For Refugees

Please stand with us and urge your elected officials to fight for refugees.


How to volunteer in Silver Spring

Volunteers play an integral role in our work to restore safety, dignity and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war.


World Refugee Day at the IRC in Silver Spring

Join the IRC in Silver Spring on June 20th from 7-9pm to celebrate World Refugee Day!