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IRIS is excited to partner in the national launch of Welcome Corps. This program allows IRIS to work with groups anywhere in the US, to welcome refugee newcomers as they begin life in America. You can join us to sponsor refugees. As a sponsor, your group of at least 5 US residents will secure and furnish housing, greet refugee newcomers at the airport, enroll children in school, and help adults find employment. These shared acts of welcome strengthen communities and make it easier for newcomers to adjust to life in the U.S. — providing access to critical services, social networks and initial financial and in-kind support.
IRIS is excited to partner in the national launch of Welcome Corps. This program allows IRIS to work with groups anywhere in the US, to welcome refugee newcomers as they begin life in America. You can join us to sponsor refugees. As a sponsor, your group of at least 5 US residents will secure and furnish housing, greet refugee newcomers at the airport, enroll children in school, and help adults find employment. These shared acts of welcome strengthen communities and make it easier for newcomers to adjust to life in the U.S. — providing access to critical services, social networks and initial financial and in-kind support.

What Is the Welcome Corps?

As a sponsor in the Welcome Corps, your group will secure and furnish initial housing, greet the refugee newcomers at the airport, enroll children in school, and help adults to find employment. These shared acts of welcome strengthen communities and make it easier for newcomers to adjust to life in the United States—providing access to critical services, social networks and initial financial and in-kind support.
Many of the refugee families who will be welcomed by sponsors in the first years of Welcome Corps will come from Sub-Saharan Africa, where they have been waiting for years to restart their lives in safety.
In December 2022, PRM entered into an agreement with the Community Sponsorship Hub and its consortium of partners to design, implement and launch Welcome Corps and Welcome.US.
Church World Service/ Refugee Welcome Collective, Community Sponsorship Hub (CSH), Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Learn more from these frequently asked questions OR at an upcoming General Information Session hosted by IRIS on Thursdays at 7:00pm EST, register here.

You may also email us at welcomecorps@irisct.org.

 

Learn more from these frequently asked questions OR at an upcoming General Information Session hosted by IRIS on Thursdays at 7:00pm EST, register here.

You may also email us at welcomecorps@irisct.org.

 

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