Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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Lunch with CIC’s Immigrant & Refugees Service Corps

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  • 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 ...
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Tuesday April 14
11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Indiana Interchurch Center
Krannert Hall
1100 W. 42nd St.
Indianapolis

Free

The Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps is an AmeriCorps program run by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. IRSC Members specifically focus on developing and disseminating information that provides immigrant and refugee families with better access to healthcare and wellness services. Additionally, IRSC focuses on learning from and educating the community about the immigrant and refugee experience.

Learn about this innovative and effective program, and learn about how newcomers to Indianapolis are changing the community.

IRSC Host Sites

Butler UniversityLiz Thompson connects service learning to newcomers. Every semester Liz tracks 150 Butler students serving at approximately 10 sites. She directly oversees three sites that work with the immigrant and refugee community:

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Cancer Support Community — Liz Irk extends cancer support to immigrants and others.

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CTS Counseling Center — Damaris Franco provides bilingual marriage and family therapy

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Exodus Refugee Immigration — Katey Humphries provides cultural orientation for newly arrived refugees

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La Plaza — Rose Ohiami facilitates Latino client interaction

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National Alliance on Mental Illness — Erin Tock extends support to families struggling with mental illness

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Immigrant Welcome Center — Hanako Gavia creates Welcoming Indy events and other community education

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Big Car — Eduardo Luna brings community art to Latinos

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Peace Learning Center — Damarius Johnson deliver’s PLC’s “mindfulness curriculum” in schools

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Jewish Family Services — Lauren serves Jewish immigrant and refugee populations

 

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement — Mussie Ghebreyohanns conducts mental health assessments for new refugees

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CIC — Lyla Spaeth connects faith-based groups with newcomers

 

 

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