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

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HOME Teams: A opportunity to welcome refugee families to Tallahassee

Interested in supporting refugees in the Tallahassee community? Your group can help refugees rebuild their lives and gain control over their futures through the IRC’s Housing Outreach Mentorship & Education (HOME) program, which combines direct financial assistance, help with necessary services and enrollment, along with beneficial mentorship to assist newly-arrived refugee families to become self-sufficient and adjusted quickly.

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IRC Florida stands in strong opposition to DCF's proposed ruling 65C-9.004

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Florida stands in strong opposition to the Department of Children and Families’ proposed ruling, “65C-9.004: Standards for Unaccompanied Alien Children Homes and Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Programs,” as issued on February 10th, 2022.

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The IRC in Tallahassee and STAC secure significant funding to continue the funding of anti-trafficking programing across Florida’s Panhandle.

The International Rescue Committee in Tallahassee and the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center will continue their joint efforts in providing services to survivors of human trafficking across Florida’s Panhandle after being awarded a total of $800,000 to fund multi-year programming.

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are displaced.

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Housing Intern

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

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We thank Una Bilic, Tallahassee's Site Manager, for her years of service!

Una Bilic has been at the helm of the IRC in Tallahassee since it first started to welcome families across Big Bend communities in 2016. We now thank Una for her many years of service and dedication as she takes on an exciting new role within IRC’s headquarters team, and we look forward with excitement as a new era begins for the IRC in Tallahassee and its clients.

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Thank you for celebrating World Refugee Day with us!

On Saturday, June 19 the IRC in Tallahassee celebrated World Refugee Day. The IRC hosted a live virtual panel discussion with community partners, refugee families and the Tallahassee community at-large. In addition, the IRC hosted a family day at Tom Brown Park. The events highlighted the contributions of the refugee community across Big Bend communities.

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Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.

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Join Us: World Refugee Day 2021

On Saturday, June 19 the IRC in Tallahassee will celebrate World Refugee Day. The IRC will host a live virtual panel discussion with community partners, refugee families and the Tallahassee community at-large. In addition, the IRC will host an in-person event tentatively planned at Tom Brown Park. The events will highlight the contributions of the refugee community in Tallahassee, and elevated the voices of refugee families, community leaders and volunteers who ensure Big Bend communities continue to be welcoming places for all.

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The IRC in Florida announces new Executive Director

Miami, FL, Apr. 29, — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Florida is thrilled to announce Justin Howell as our new Executive Director for the IRC’s offices in Atlanta, Miami and Tallahassee. Justin is a professional educator with over a decade of teaching experience working with international populations—originating in the DeKalb International Student Center (Georgia) where he worked with newly arrived refugee students with less than five years of education in their home countries—and has established public charter schools and developed community-based ESOL programs. 

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