News from Wichita, KS
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Wichita, KS, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Listen to VPM's New Podcast Titled "Resettled"
Learn more about the resettlement process in the United States in VPMs new podcast.
Economic Wellbeing classes & video resources
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is now offering live, online weekly classes available nationwide on a variety of topics focused on providing remote support to refugees and other immigrants during the pandemic and economic crisis. Visit this page for more information about class times and other resources.
Summer 2020 News & Updates
Our team at the IRC in Kansas has been working hard to respond quickly to client needs, as everyone in the community is feeling the social, economic, and health impacts of COVID-19. While programming is currently not business-as-usual, we continue to serve refugee families and survivors of human trafficking remotely, many of whom need support from the IRC and neighbors more than ever.
Virtual immigration services appointments available
Virtual Immigration Legal Services Appointments are NOW available!
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 internships available
Looking for a meaningful way to put your education to real-world experience? Interested in gaining hands-on professional experience in a social service setting? Become an intern with the IRC in Kansas!
July 30 - World Day against Trafficking in Persons
"On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives." -- UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Human Trafficking Outreach Intern
The Human Trafficking Outreach Intern will work alongside the Anti-Trafficking Program Manager to provide direct outreach services to victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking. This will include, participating in outreach efforts in locations known to house at-risk, highly-vulnerable populations, including, but not limited to, homeless shelters, homeless encampments, Department of Corrections locations, and the hospitality, beauty and restaurant industries. The Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist Intern will facilitate and engage in discussion and training within the community, raising awareness and technical knowledge on the issues of human trafficking in Wichita and Kansas. The Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist Intern will also be responsible for liaising with established community partners to plan, organize and participate in January 2021’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month’s events. S/he will work directly under the supervision and guidance of the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator.
Human Trafficking Case Aide Intern
The Human Trafficking Case Aide Intern will work with survivors of sex and labor trafficking, assisting the case manager in everyday direct service activities. This may include, assisting with client intakes, documenting safety planning and ensuring clients have access to emergency resources, facilitating life skills classes, transporting clients to and from appointments, and working within a trauma-informed framework to provide services to some of Wichita and Kansas’ most vulnerable populations. She/he will work directly under the supervision and guidance of the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator and the Human Trafficking Caseworker.
In the midst of chaos, one refugee graduates with a bright future
Six years after arriving in Kansas, one refugee achieves his dream.
IRC in Kansas Refugee Amazon Wishlists
Purchase items needed for refugee families to be delivered directly to their doorstep.