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IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services at United Church on the Green parish house

November 17, 2012 from 10am to 4:30pm
IRIS is holding a Thanksgiving Celebration for newly arrived refugees on Saturday, November 17th out of a desire to share all the good things we have with them and to host a time for refugees to gather in gratitude and fellowship. Please join us in preparing to host an authentic Thanksgiving meal with music and…See More
Nov 13, 2012
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IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services at United Church on the Green parish house

November 17, 2012 from 10am to 4:30pm
IRIS is holding a Thanksgiving Celebration for newly arrived refugees on Saturday, November 17th out of a desire to share all the good things we have with them and to host a time for refugees to gather in gratitude and fellowship. Please join us in preparing to host an authentic Thanksgiving meal with music and…See More
Nov 5, 2012
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IRIS- Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services: Urgent Appeal for Apartments and Beds

Refugees arriving this week need Two 2-Bedroom Apartments and Seven single Beds We are welcoming two refugee families this Thursday, September 15th.  One is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a single mother with four young children.  And one is from Liberia:  four daughters (17, 10, and 6 year old twins)  reuniting with their father who has lived here since 2005. As always, we want to give our newest Americans a warm welcome.  But, with so many refugees arriving over the past two…See More
Sep 12, 2011
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IRIS Thrift Shop - Clothes without Borders - HUGE Sale this weekend at Clothes Without Borders

April 9, 2011 at 11am to April 10, 2011 at 7pm
The IRIS Thrift Shop - Clothes without Borders - is holding a HUGE Spring Side-walk Sale and Party.900 Grand Street, New Haven. This weekend, Saturday & Sunday, April 9th & 10th -- 11:00 am to 7:00 pm both days. Music, refreshments, everything (clothing, accessories, collectables) on sale. All proceeds to benefit IRIS. Please come on down! See More
Apr 8, 2011
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IRIS Thrift Shop - Clothes without Borders - HUGE Sale this weekend at Clothes Without Borders

April 9, 2011 at 11am to April 10, 2011 at 7pm
The IRIS Thrift Shop - Clothes without Borders - is holding a HUGE Spring Side-walk Sale and Party.900 Grand Street, New Haven. This weekend, Saturday & Sunday, April 9th & 10th -- 11:00 am to 7:00 pm both days. Music, refreshments, everything (clothing, accessories, collectables) on sale. All proceeds to benefit IRIS. Please come on down! See More
Apr 8, 2011
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Profile Information

Name of the Organization
Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services
Contact Person
Gabrielle Joyce
Contact phone
203 562 2095
E-mail
info@irisct.org
Website
http://irisct.org
Interest
Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Advocacy
Description Interest
IRIS — Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut and is the local affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service.

IRIS resettles approximately 200 refugees each year. IRIS also provides some services to asylees and other immigrants. Currently, over half of IRIS’s refugee clients come from Iraq. Others come from Afghanistan, Congo, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, and other countries.

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IRIS- Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services: Urgent Appeal for Apartments and Beds

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Refugees arriving this week need Two 2-Bedroom Apartments and Seven single Beds
 
We are welcoming two refugee families this Thursday, September 15th.  One is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a single mother with four young children.  And one is from Liberia:  four daughters (17, 10, and 6 year old twins)  reuniting with their father who has lived here since 2005.
 
As always, we want to give our newest…
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