When refugees arrive in the United States, simple tasks most of us take for granted — like getting the mail, grocery shopping and using public transportation — can feel daunting and unnerving. The International Rescue Committee’s Denver chapter provides a range of services to help refugees, asylum seekers, survivors of torture, human trafficking victims and many others rebuild new lives in a new city. From providing housing and jobs to learning how to use the bus and meet their neighbors, a big part of IRC’s efforts is teaching clients how to integrate into our community. Executive director Jennifer Wilson spoke to #IAmDenver about their current efforts in assisting Afghans and how the public can help.
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