WHO WE ARE
We are a collaborative of individuals, community leaders, organizations and companies who strengthen refugee resettlement resources in the Treasure Valley.
Our state’s early pioneers came to Idaho for many of the same reasons modern-day refugees do: to escape persecution and war, to raise their families in freedom and peace, and for opportunities to achieve their dreams. Refugees arriving in Idaho have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution based on their religion, race, nationality, or social or political group, and are unable to return. Boise provides a home to some of these refugees. They become part of our community and make many economic, social, and cultural contributions. Their stories and heritage are rich. Just like yours.
Every Third Tuesday: Tidwell Social Work Multicultural Community Dinner at the Global Lounge Commons.
Feb. 22 & 23: Idaho Conference on Refugees
Read the latest updates from the Community Coordination Meeting, hosted Nov. 15 by the Idaho Office for Refugees & resettlement partners.
Idaho Office for Refugees welcomes Beth Norton, Events & Partnerships, and Whitney Alsallum, Donor & Volunteer Relations, to the team.
Officer Travis Buffi has stepped into the role of Refugee Liaison Officer with the Boise Police Department. We're grateful for the depth of understanding and care that Office Jessica Knarr brought to this role, and we look forward to working with Officer Buffi. Learn more about him and the role.
Eulalia Gallegos has joined the city of Boise as Language Access Program Manager.