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Women Thrive IRC in Northern California

 At least 50% of refugees are women and girls. Mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives face specific pressures and challenges when they resettle here in Northern California. For more than four decades, California has welcomed refugees with the help of IRC’s effective and thoughtful programs. IRC supports refugee women and girls, and we ensure we design programs that are accessible to all.

IRC in Northern California stands with the brave, resilient women who are rebuilding their lives here in the Bay Area. By supporting IRC in Northern California’s Women Thrive program you can show your support for the brave women from around the world we work with every day.

The Impact
Through reuniting families, career development, access to housing, education, and other opportunities, IRC in Northern California helps ensure more than 1000 women and children thrive in our community each year. Together we can help ensure refugee #womenthrive.

Launched on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019, IRC in Northern California’s Women Thrive program celebrates the achievements and strength of the women and girls we serve. Led by our teams in Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose, and Turlock, Women Thrive programs include early employment and career development, the Vision Project and Youth Empowerment, HOME Connect and assistance with housing and home set up, Mommy & Me English language classes, driving license classes, and more.

Get Involved
We have many ways for you to get involved. You can donate much needed in-kind items, make a financial gift to the Women Thrive programs, and become a part of the team and volunteer for a Women Thrive program near where you live.

To learn more about the programs and volunteer opportunities in your area, please contact:

Stephanie Heckman
Development Director
IRC in Northern California
440 Grand Ave, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94610
T: 510.390.1230

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