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The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future. The IRC currently operates in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities. Nationally, our 26 US Programs offices help refugees resettle in communities where they can achieve self-sufficiency. IRC opened the Boise office in 2006 and has since resettled nearly 4,000 refugees in the Treasure Valley. Both staff and volunteers share one overarching goal: to help refugees and immigrants thrive in Idaho. The IRC in Boise has established a strong track record of helping refugees achieve self-sufficiency after their arrival in Boise. This includes providing refugees with access to critical resources, including housing, English language acquisition, medical services, transportation navigation, school enrollment, vocational training and employment placement services. Additionally, the office provides low-cost naturalization services for refugees and immigrants.

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