Refugee Resources

Idaho Organizations

Agency for New Americans
Agency for New Americans is a private, non-profit organization affiliated with Episcopal Migration Ministries and is a program of Jannus in Boise.

Boise City / Ada County Housing Authority
Providing safe and affordable housing and fostering self sufficiency and stability for people in need.

Boise State University Refugee Guides/Service Learning Information
Refugee resources for BSU students.

Catholic Charities of Idaho
Catholic Charities of Idaho strengthens families and individuals and engages communities to break the cycle of poverty. Regardless of religious affiliation, Catholic Charities of Idaho empowers all people in need to reach their spiritual, emotional and economic potential.

City of Boise Fair Housing
Resources and links.

Create Common Good
Create Common Good is a non-profit social enterprise offering opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency and financial independence by providing food service job training and job placement assistance to people with barriers to employment.

English Language Center
The English Language Center helps refugees develop the skills necessary for social interdependence and lifelong learning through English language training, within an emotionally, spiritually, and physically safe environment, for refugees and other language learners.

Full Circle Exchange
Full Circle Exchange works to empower women and whole communities to rise above poverty through training, education and economic opportunities that are sustainable and dignified.

Gates of Hope
Gates of Hope is a not-for-profit organization that empowers individuals and develops communities.

For Idaho Refugees
A website created by refugees for refugees, with a goal to provide information helpful to recent and past arrivals in Idaho.

Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Idaho Housing and Finance Association is an Idaho association for housing policy development and coordination among various housing, community, and economic development professionals.

The Idaho Office for Refugees 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.

Information for Idaho employers.

Resources for medical professionals and socials workers.

International Rescue Committee: Boise
Meeting the basic needs for food, shelter and legal rights in the early, critical stages of resettlement.

META - NIÑO (Micro Enterprises Training and Assistance)
NIÑO is a child care business development project which provides business development training, one-on-one consulting, professional referrals and resources needed for refugee women and men to own and operate home-based child care businesses.

Stronger Shines the Light Inside
Portraits of refugees at home in Idaho.

World Relief - Boise
World Relief assists hurting refugees from war-torn and oppressive communities who are finding peace and security in the heart of Idaho.

Learn About Refugees - Books and Films

American Refugee Committee Reading List

International Rescue Committee Books and Films About Refugees and U.S. Refugee Resettlement

UNHCR Children/Youth Reading Lists

UNHCR Recommended Reading List

National and International Organizations

American Refugee Committee
The American Refugee Committee is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions over the last 35 years.

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration - U.S. Department of State 
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States.

The Center, Resources for Teaching and Learning
The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning, is a professional development and educational services organization dedicated to better teaching and learning in early childhood, elementary, secondary and adult education.

Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

Cultural Orientation Resource Center (Center for Applied Linguistics) U.S. Refugee Program
The Cultural Orientation Resource Center focuses on a critical element of refugee resettlement and integration, providing technical assistance regarding the orientation refugee groups receive about their new lives in the United States, either before their departure for the U.S. or after their arrival.

Episcopal Migration Ministries
Episcopal Migration Ministries works locally through a network of affiliate agencies. Each of the offices offers volunteering and support opportunities for refugees arriving to that area. 

Higher provides newcomer workforce solutions to corporations across the U.S. while supporting career entry and advancement for resettled refugees and other new Americans.

Interaction is an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations.

International Association for Refugees
IAFR was established in 2009 in response to the need for an international Christian non-profit to seek the welfare of forcibly displaced people together with the church.

International Organization for Migration
IOM is an inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

International Teams Refugee Ministry
International Teams Refugee Ministry works to bring people together to help the oppressed through programs around the world, which help to meet the spiritual and physical needs of refugees in camps and after resettlement.

My Life as a Refugee
UNHCR app/game on iTunes

Office of Refugee Resettlement - U.S. Department of Health & Human Service
The Office of Refugee Resettlement provides new populations with the opportunity to maximize their potential in the United States. Their programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

Refugee Arrival Data
Refugee arrival data sorted by country of origin and state of initial resettlement in the United States.

The Refugee Center
The Refugee Center Online uses technology to help refugees build new lives in the U.S. The Center offers online services and programs to help refugees and asylees gain the skills they need to achieve their goals and have successful resettlement experiences.

Refugee Council USA
Refugee Council USA, established in 2000, is a coalition of U.S. non-governmental organizations focused on refugee protection. 

Refugee Highway Partnership | North America
The Refugee Highway Partnership is a network of Christ-followers who share a common passion to see the Church minister the whole gospel amongst those who have been forcibly displaced.

Refugees International
Refugees International advocates for lifesaving protection and assistance for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises

USA for United Nations High Commission for Refugees
The USA for UNHCR focuses on the basic needs and rights for refugees (shelter, water, food, safety and protection from harm).

USA for UNHCR: Teachers' Corner | Tech Learning
The United Nations’ Refugee Agency presents lesson plans and activities that will help students understand the plight of refugees throughout the world.

UNHRC Photo Gallery

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