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.
H.O.M.E. Mentorship Program
H.O.M.E. Program: Housing Outreach Mentorship Education
Meet our IRC volunteers: Dorian Hostain and Seleyna Milliot
It's well known that the International Rescue Committee's refugee clients come from trouble spots in other parts of the world. What is less known is that some of our volunteer assistants in the office come from other countries as well. The following is an interview with Seleyna Milliot and Dorian Hostain, two standout volunteers who came from France to serve in the IRC's Turlock and Modesto offices from April 2019 through June 2019.
Citizenship and Immigration Program
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.
Citizenship Workshop Volunteer
Volunteers will assist clients as they complete their citizenship applications.
Meet an IRC volunteer: Hanat Balimuttajjo
IRC volunteer Hanat Balimuttajjo has served the IRC in Turlock/Modesto as a volunteer since September 2018. A native of Uganda who grew up in England, Hanat taught English in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before coming to the United States in December 2017.
Cultural orientation instructor
Under the supervision of the Resettlement Manager, cultural orientation instructors provide information about living in the U.S. to refugees and special immigrants to prepare them for life in the Central Valley.
Child watch volunteer
Under the supervision of the Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, child watch volunteers will supervise refugee children while their parents are attending classes to help acquaint them with American life.
Transportation orientation instructor
Under the supervision of the Resettlement Manager, transportation orientation instructors teach basic skills to refugees about how to access public transportation in Stanislaus County. (Note: Volunteers do not need to have prior knowledge of local bus systems before beginning this role)
Help refugee #WomenThrive in Northern California
The IRC in Northern California is pleased to announce the #WomenThrive campaign! From International Women’s Day (Mar 8) until Mother’s Day (May 12), we are raising much needed funds for IRC’s work that helps ensure refugee women thrive in their new homes in Northern California.
Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US
Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.