Members and friends of DARA are welcome to register to join our DARA team as we run or walk to raise funds for IRIS during their annual Run for Refugees, which will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in New Haven, CT. If you can’t join our DARA team that day, you can still assist IRIS and refugee resettlement in Connecticut by clicking on the Donate Now button and in the drop-down menu, choosing to support the DARA team as a whole or to sponsor individual team members. Either way, all donations go to IRIS as a result of DARA’s team efforts and your advocacy. You will receive an acknowledgment and receipt by email from Crowdrise for your donation.
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) is a refugee resettlement agency based in New Haven, CT. IRIS helps refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.
Danbury Area Refugee Assistance (DARA) is a nonprofit organization that resettles refugee families, providing advocacy and support as they work toward self-sufficiency to become productive members of our community.
In fulfilling our mission, DARA works as a cosponsorship group with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services) to assist recently arrived refugees resettling in the greater Danbury, CT area.