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About Us

The Idaho Office for Refugees (IOR) promotes mutual understanding between refugees and the larger community by sharing information, encouraging social interaction and developing opportunities for refugees to participate in all aspects of community life.
 

The IOR has statewide responsibility for assistance and services to refugees. The IOR is a private sector initiative, replacing the traditional state-administered program for refugee assistance and services. Under agreement with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the IOR eases the difficult transition refugees experience as they adjust to life in the US.

Our nation’s interest in offering refuge and safe haven to persecuted people informs and guides the work of the IOR with local service partners. Refugees arrive in Idaho from many areas of the world, forced to flee their native lands because of persecution on account of their beliefs, opinions or ethnic heritage. Once newly arriving refugees are resettled, the IOR provides assistance and services designed to help these new Americans become integrated into their communities as productive, contributing members of society.
 
The IOR supports, through contracts and cooperative agreements:
• the provision of interim financial assistance,
• English language training,
• employment services,
• immigration assistance,
• language assistance and
• case management and social adjustment services. 
 

How does IOR work with the resettlement agencies?

Idaho Refugee Resettlement Organizational Chart

 

 


 

 

 

Local Updates

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August 2014
Boise - Refugees transition into student life at Boise State 
 
Boise - Boise's thriving international refugee community
FULL ARTICLE
 
May 2014
Boise - Subscribing to a local farm: How to buy food for the season now
FULL ARTICLE/VIDEO
 
April 2014

Boise - Refugee women start building new lives in the Treasure Valley at Full Circle Exchange
FULL ARTICLE

Boise -  Shift Change: As Bogus Basin approaches the close for the season, refugee workers look for summer jobs
FULL ARTICLE

February 2014
Boise - Grace Uwase - Distinguished Student Award
FULL ARTICLE

Boise - Refugees begin farming season
FULL ARTICLE

Boise - Boise-raised designer hits the N.Y. runway
FULL ARTICLE
 
January 2014
Twin Falls - First Bhutanese Refugees Become U.S. Citizens
FULL ARTICLE
 
December 2013
Boise - Refugees find career path at Create Common Good
FULL ARTICLE
 
Boise - Statesman readers step up to help young refugees
FULL ARTICLE
 
Boise - Help make sure refugee children don't wake up to empty stockings
FULL ARTICLE
 
Boise - Santa and ELF (Eternal League of Friends) Share Christmas With Refugees
FULL ARTICLE
 
November 2013
Boise - Treasure Valley group goes above and beyond to help refugee families
FULL ARTICLE
 
October 2013
Twin Falls - Students Get Involved in Refugee Community
FULL ARTICLE
 
September 2013
Boise - 19-year-old North Korean's dangerous journey leads her to Boise State
FULL ARTICLE
 
Wilder - Dear Immigrants: You’re (officially) Welcome in Wilder, Idaho
FULL ARTICLE
 
Twin Falls - Another Step Toward Citizenship for Refugee Family
FULL ARTICLE
 
August 2013
Boise - Amina's Story of Success
 
Boise - Create Common Good helps Boise refugees find jobs - and helps the rest of us eat healthy
FULL ARTICLE
 
July 2013

Boise - North Korean Refugee to come and study at Boise State
FULL ARTICLE

Twin Falls - Citizen of somewhere: 22-year-old applies for U.S. citizenship
FULL ARTICLE
 
June 2013
Boise & Twin Falls - World Refugee Day and Magic Valley Refugee Day News Coverage
 
May 2013
Boise - Heart of Treasure Valley: 18-year-old Sudanese refugee hopes her education will help her help Sudan
FULL ARTICLE
 
Boise - Immigrants: Boise's past and future
FULL ARTICLE