Lunch with CIC’s Immigrant & Refugees Service Corps
Tuesday April 14
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Indiana Interchurch Center
1100 W. 42nd St.
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 University —Liz 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:
Exodus Refugee Immigration — Katey Humphries provides cultural orientation for newly arrived refugees
National Alliance on Mental Illness — Erin Tock extends support to families struggling with mental illness
Jewish Family Services — Lauren 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 newcomers
Tags: IRSC, newcomers, refugees