Immigrant Refugee Service Corps
The Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program hosted by CIC, mobilizes community support to increase services to newcomers and others in Central Indiana. IRSC members took the lead in formulating the Ethnic Self-Help Charter, which identified mental health as an urgent need for newcomers.
In 2014 12 IRSC members were hosted by 12 agencies.
Butler University —Liz Thompson connects service learning to newcomers
Cancer Support Community — Liz Irk extends cancer support to immigrants and others
CTS Counseling Center — Damaris Franco provides bilingual marriage and family therapy
Exodus Refugee Immigration — Katey Humphries orients newly arrived refugees
La Plaza — Rose Ohiami facilitates Latino client interaction
National Alliance on Mental Illness — Erin Tock extends support to families struggling with mental illness
Immigrant Welcome Center — Hanako Gavia creates Welcoming Indy events and other community education
Big Car — Eduardo Luna brings community art to Latinos
Peace Learning Center — Damarius Johnson deliver’s PLC’s “mindfulness curriculum” in schools
Jewish Family Services — Lauren Morgan serves Jewish immigrant and refugee populations
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement — Mussie Ghebreyohanns conducts mental health assessments for new refugees
CIC — Lyla Spaeth connects faith-based groups with newcomersIRSC, newcomers, refugees