News from Turlock, CA
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Turlock, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Citizenship and Immigration Services in Northern California
The IRC's Immigration Department can help any immigrant population to petition to bring family members to the U.S., apply for citizenship, green cards, work authorization, travel documents, and more.
Central Valley refugees revel in springtime splendor
Two Syrian refugee families from Turlock and two Afghan families from Modesto took time to get family portraits in their new home. Gazing at his family posing in an almond orchard, Adnan Alnabosi from Syria said, “I’m so happy to be in a safe place.”
Youth job training assistant
The youth job training assistant will assist the class instructor with job training for 16- to 24-year-old refugee and Special Immigrant Visa clients who have resettled to the Central Valley. For six successive Saturdays, the IRC will help provide attendees with important skills and tools to succeed in the workplace. This volunteer will also help participants find jobs.
Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US
Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.
How can you help? Create welcome kits for refugee families
Having fled their home countries and languished in limbo for months, or even years, refugees arrive to the United States with next to nothing. Help restart their household by providing a Welcome Kit with everything a family needs. You can do this as an individual, as a family, or even rally a community group together to create many Welcome Kits!
Refugee Civics Day in Turlock helps newly arrived refugees feel safe
The City of Turlock aims to provide a warm welcome to new refugee arrivals. On Refugee Civics Day, refugee clients and interpreters of the IRC are invited to engage in conversation about the city's inner workings and practical skills like how to dial 9-1-1. Refugee families who have fled war and persecution are made to feel safe for the first time in many years are they arrive on U.S. soil. Refugees from Afghanistan and Syria participated in the activities at Turlock City Hall and reflected on how far they had come since their initial resettlement and what they hope to achieve with their new chance at life.
Immigration workshop assistant
Volunteers will assist clients as they complete their citizenship applications. These workshops will take place at the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock on a monthly basis in addition to other locations.
IRC to host Home for the Holidays event
The IRC in Turlock/Modesto is excited to announce a date and location for our upcoming Welcome Home for the Holidays party! The multicultural party will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 (a Wednesday evening) at the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock, 2618 N. Golden State Blvd., Turlock CA 95382.
Refugee families receive boost from car seat donations
It’s hard enough to travel throughout the Central Valley without owning a car. But imagine not even being able to use Lyft or Uber taxi services because you don’t own a car seat to transport your children safely. That’s a challenge that many refugee families who live in the Turlock/Modesto area face on a daily basis.
Khalid, Halit, Kal-leed
How many people do you know with three names? Probably none. Well, now you do…