International Rescue Committee in Baltimore
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and help people survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC currently works in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope.
Since opening in Baltimore in 1999, the IRC has resettled over 13,000 refugees and provided opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking and other immigrants to thrive in Baltimore and around Maryland.
IRC services in Baltimore include:
Resettlement: meeting the basic needs for food, shelter and legal rights in the early, critical stages of resettlement.
Health and Wellness: promoting wellness and ensuring access to healthcare services that address physical and psychological needs.
Youth: supporting local schools and providing links to educational and developmental opportunities that build academic, personal and social skills.
Community Integration: referrals and connections to partner agencies, public benefits, IRC family mentors or other community support.
Economic Empowerment: protecting, supporting and improving household livelihoods and financial security.
Interpreter Services Program: providing professional interpretation for all resettlement programs.
Immigrant Legal Services: offering high-quality, affordable assistance with USCIS petitions and processes.
See our website for more details about our services and opportunities to get involved.