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Name of the Organization
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
Contact Person
Chris George
Contact phone
203-562-2095
E-mail
info@irisct.org
Website
http://irisct.org
Interest
Youth, Food Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy
Description Interest
IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (a New Haven based nonprofit, officially recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Department of Justice) helps refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. Since 1982, IRIS has resettled more than 4,000 refugees in the New Haven area. Invited by the government to start new lives in the U.S., refugees are legal documented immigrants who fled persecution. They come from countries all over the world, including Liberia, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Cuba, and Iraq. IRIS provides basic needs such as housing, food, and clothing, assistance with health care and education, English language instruction, and individualized employment training and job development. The goal is to help refugees become self sufficient as quickly as possible.

Chris George's Blog

IRIS Thrift Shop needs voluntters

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Hello friends of IRIS.

>

> As many of you know, our new thrift shop, Clothes without Borders (900

> Grand Ave, New Haven. Just two blocks from State Street) celebrated its

> Grand Opening this past weekend.

>

> In order to keep it open 6 days a week (Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 to

> 6, and Sunday, 12 to 4) we need volunteers; mainly for the afternoons,

> from 1:00 to 6:00.

>

> It's a great way to help IRIS,… Continue

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At 9:55am on September 15, 2010, Lee Cruz said…
Chris,
Welcome to gnhcommunity, glad to see you here, virtually. I suggest that you joing the Executive Director's group that Jonanne Sculli set up. Please post information about the store that the staff of other nonprofits can share with their clients, pictures are not necessary but always good, they increase the probability that a visitor will look. Also post information about needs, including volunteers and your events. I will use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to spread the word. Good luck, Lee
 
 
 

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