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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.


Thank You for Supporting Welcome Home!

A recap announcement thanking our sponsors for our Welcome Home event on June 1, 2022.


Housing Search Volunteers

Housing Search volunteers help clients who wish to relocate within the Denver metro area after their first leases expire. This support includes searching online for rental properties, assisting with rental applications, educating clients about deposits, fees, lease terms. renters insurance, home upkeep and maintenance - and may include accompanying clients to view properties and attend lease signings. Mostly remote but with some in-person assistance as needed.


Co-Sponsorship Is a New Opportunity to Welcome Refugees

IRC in Denver teams up with local groups to support refugee families with integrating smoothly into the community!


Update on Afghan Resettlement April 2022

An update on Afghan refugee resettlement in Colorado including statistics on how many refugees have been resettled from September 2021 to March 2022 and services provided by the IRC in Denver related to health care screenings, school enrollment, employment, housing, and immigration. There is a final note on how to continue supporting resettlement efforts.


Food Program Delivery Volunteer

Seeking volunteer delivery drivers who will work with our partner, Village Exchange Center, using their easy-to-navigate food delivery application to deliver bags of fresh produce, toiletries, meals, and more to Afghan clients each week. 


Resettlement Support Volunteer

An on-call volunteer position supporting newly arrived clients to meet their basic needs. Resettlement Support volunteers can sign up for tasks such as delivering items to client home, transporting clients to appointments or to purchase food and clothing, setting up temporary housing, or creating welcome boxes.


AmeriCorps Financial Coach

The IRC in Denver is recruiting one full-time person to serve as an AmeriCorps member to provide financial literacy, financial planning, budgeting, saving, and other financial counseling education to refugee and asylee clients — all with an eye toward addressing persistent poverty and helping families build a stronger future. 


IRC in Denver's FY21 Annual Impact Report

Read more about your impact and the IRC in Denver's work this past year!


Update on Afghan Arrivals

An update about the current situation for Afghan arrivals in Colorado, including how many people IRC in Denver has resettled so far, the predicted numbers, the impact donor support has, and the gaps that remain to meet needs such as housing and legal assistance.


Colorado Gives Day 2021

Support the IRC in Denver this year on Colorado Gives Day, December 7, 2021!