The Idaho Office for Refugees (IOR) promotes mutual understanding between refugees and the larger community by sharing information, encouraging social interaction and developing opportunities for refugees to participate in all aspects of community life.
The IOR has statewide responsibility for assistance and services to refugees. The IOR is a private sector initiative, replacing the traditional state-administered program for refugee assistance and services. Under agreement with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the IOR eases the difficult transition refugees experience as they adjust to life in the US.
Our nation’s interest in offering refuge and safe haven to persecuted people informs and guides the work of the IOR with local service partners. Refugees arrive in Idaho from many areas of the world, forced to flee their native lands because of persecution on account of their beliefs, opinions or ethnic heritage. Once newly arrived refugees are resettled, the IOR provides assistance and services designed to help these new Americans become integrated into their communities as productive, contributing members of society.
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The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and immigrants seeking citizenship 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 Boise and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives. Click here to go to the IRC website!