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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.


IRC Working Remotely starting Monday, March 23

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 the IRC’s office in Silver Spring will be closed to protect the health of clients, partners, staff and the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Our staff will continue to work remotely and will maintain regular remote contact and appointments with the individuals and families we serve.


IRC extends suspension of volunteer and intern activities until Thursday April 30

IRC in Silver Spring suspends volunteer and intern activities but continues regular operations.


IRC in Silver Spring's 2020 Women's Empowerment Program begins

Women are able to improve English and progress towards employment and furthering their education through IRC's Women's Empowerment Program.


IRC suspending volunteer and intern activities until April 3

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the IRC is moving ahead with some changes to our programs and operations in order to help prevent the spread of the illness in our community and to protect the health of our clients, onsite partners, volunteers, and staff.


Burlington's winter coat drive—six years and counting

For the sixth consecutive year, Burlington and Delivering Good run a coat drive for refugees in the DC Metro area.


Volunteers provide a warm welcome to refugees

The IRC interviews Hana and Richard who volunteered at the front desk in Silver Spring.


The state of refugee resettlement in 2020

A message from the executive director of the IRC in Maryland on the state of refugee resettlement in 2020.


IRC hosts Thanksgiving for refugees

On Saturday November 16th, 2019, the IRC in Silver Spring hosted a Thanksgiving meal for recently-arrived refugees.


Youth Coach

Youth Coaches will work 1-1 with youth ages 15-24 to navigate academic and career-related interests, while developing a greater sense of belonging in their new communities.


IRC gave us hope once again

Madeline and her family have worked hard to find stability and opportunity in the US after fleeing civil war in Cameroon.