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News from Abilene, TX

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Abilene, TX, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Abilene gives and refugee youth

Learn how to give on May 1st to keep this program going!


Abilene business hires brave refugee seamstress on the spot

Congolese Refugee chooses bravery over intimidation to land herself her first job in the US.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

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.


After school tutor

Help address the education gap many youth face when arriving to the US. Tutor school aged refugee youth after school.


Abilene small business welcomes refugees into the family

Hashi Restaurant in Abilene extends a spirit of family to local refugee employees.


Home for the Holidays: a holiday giving opportunity

During the holiday season, the IRC gives you the opportunity to share the American spirit of giving with refugee families through the IRC in Abilene's Home for the Holidays program. By participating, you make a refugee’s first holiday in the U.S. one they will always remember.


General and occasional volunteer

Unsure where you fit but still want to be involved? We would love to have you.


Group volunteer opportunities

Are you a member of a club, team, or small group? Consider serving as a group volunteer.


Office volunteer

Work in the internationally-minded and fast paced IRC office in Abilene.


Family mentor

Mentor recently arrived refugee families or individuals through friendships.