Part of being a welcoming community means ensuring our newest neighbors have stable, safe, and healthy housing. By contributing to the IRC in Seattle's Welcome Home Fund, you can help refugees and survivors of human trafficking maintain housing as they rebuild their lives in Washington State.
For many families, just a few hundred dollars in short-term rental assistance can mean the difference between homelessness and maintaining housing stability – and that stability is key to helping people heal and achieve their goals.
This flexible fund will allow IRC case managers to address families' housing needs while they transition into new jobs, undergo medical treatment, find safety from abuse or exploitation, or perhaps just need a little more time to settle into their new community.
How can I help?
Donate or start a fundraiser
Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount - every bit helps us reach our goal of $20,000.
Create your own fundraiser (click "join" above) and encourage friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to contribute. We've compiled some creative fundraising ideas and Crowdrise tips to get you started.
Special thank-you gifts for those who raise $100+ or $500+!
>>> Raise $100 and get a limited edition Welcome Home t-shirt!
>>> Raise $500 and get a custom produce basket filled with healthy, organic veggies grown by gardeners who are planting New Roots in our community. AND get a limited edition Welcome Home long-sleeve athletic shirt!
>>> Everyone who contributes to the campaign is invited to a fun, family-friendly celebration at Optimism Brewing on Sunday, July 7th!
Spread the word
You can also support the campaign by spreading the word far and wide! Share on social media, among community groups you're a part of, your school or company, your favorite coffee shop - anywhere! Click here for a downloadable flyer, social media graphics, and more.
Thank you for your support! #WelcomeHome
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Since 1976, the IRC in Seattle has helped thousands of refugees, immigrants, and survivors of all forms of human trafficking in Washington State. Through our person-centered programs, the IRC improves the health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power of the individuals and communities we serve. Learn more about our work at Rescue.org/Seattle
Photo: IRC/Andrew Oberstadt