Annually, the IRC in Silver Spring serves over 1,000 refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC)’s fundamental purpose is to respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and help people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC in Silver Spring, one of IRC’s 22 domestic resettlement offices, helps men, women and children to rebuild their lives in Suburban Washington. Annually, the IRC in Silver Spring serves over 1,000 refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking. Our clients arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs and long-cherished dreams of education and economic security. As a partner of the Suburban Washington Resettlement Center (SWRC), IRC in Silver Spring serves both our own refugee and asylee clients as well as those referred to us by other SWRC partners (i.e., Ethiopian Community Development Council, Jewish Social Service Agency and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area).