News from Denver, CO
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Denver, CO, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities
Explore available opportunities and ways to mobilize support to assist refugee families and individuals in Denver, CO
Support Afghan Families Resettling In Denver
Here are ways to help as we prepare to resettle Afghan families and other newcomers!
IRC in Denver helps refugees remotely
IRC in Denver staff are working remotely - but we are still serving refugees and immigrants as much as ever. For in-kind donation & volunteer inquiries, contact us at: 303-552-8721 or [email protected] For financial donation opportunities, contact us at [email protected] To employ refugees, please contact [email protected] For all other questions, contact us at: 720-507-7031 or [email protected] To connect to client services, contact us at: 720-661-8237 or [email protected]
Program Spotlight: Financial Capability for New Americans
Since 2018, the IRC in Denver has offered financial capability services to refugee clients through the Financial Capability for New Americans program (FC4NA). Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo and other funders, this program has been invaluable to many families financially impacted by the pandemic.
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.
Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation
Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.
IRC in Denver's Refugee in the Arts Event
IRC in Denver invites you to join us for the second annual Refugee in the Arts event! This year's event will be held virtually from June 8-11 and will include 4 days of event sessions to engage, entertain, and showcase the stories of refugee women in Colorado.
Youth Navigator Volunteer
Under the DOCA (Denver Office of Children Affairs) Grant, the DOCA Youth Navigator volunteers will ensure refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth (Ages 5-21) are provided safe, welcoming, and enriching opportunities to reconnect with other youth, role models, and their families. Programming is trauma-informed with a focus on cultural adjustment, mental health promotion, and social-emotional learning. The intern will help support in these areas by engaging in a mentorship model, where they will work with youth (1-3 families per mentor) to understand the needs the youth has, help the family in navigating community and school-based resources, and connect to academic or extracurricular supports.
IRC Denver Youth Team Now Offering Virtual Programs For Young Refugees
The IRC Denver Youth Department have developed new programming to counteract feelings of isolation in Denver refugee youth
Press Release: Colorado Office of New Americans
The IRC in Denver applauds the introduction of HB21-1150 to create a Colorado Office of New Americans.