International Rescue Committee - San Jose

International Rescue Committee – San Jose

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In San Jose and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.

Our programs in San Jose:

  • Resettlement begins when you touchdown at the airport. Within the initial three month span, the team helps you with housing, employment, benefits, health insurance, enrollment in English classes, cultural orientation, and referrals to internal and external support. Intensive case management is available for clients with special needs, for example a health condition that may require additional support.
  • Early Employment assists you in finding your very first job in the United States. This program offers basic job training, assistance with resumes and interviews, and weekly ESL classes.
  • Career Development and Financial Empowerment address your needs once you are more established, by blending workforce skills and development with financial education and coaching to help you build a sustainable career and long term financial stability.
  • Immigration not only serves you as a refugee or asylee client; we serve any low-income immigrant population. The department provides assistance in applying for Green Cards, Citizenship/Naturalization, travel documents, employment authorization, visa applications, petitioning for family reunification, CAM/AOR, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Anti-Trafficking strives to provide timely, high-quality, comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking as well as raise awareness and educate the public through collaboration and coordination with law enforcement and other community organizations.
Service Area
Santa Clara County
San Jose
210 South Bascom Ave., Suite 227
San Jose, CA 95128
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