About Interfaith Partnership for Refugee Resettlement
We are people of many faith communities who have joined together to resettle a refugee family in the Newtown, CT area. Our volunteers include those both affiliated and unaffiliated with the partner faith communities. Working closely with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), we co-sponsor refugee families upon their arrival to the United States. We are committed to helping each family learn English, procure employment, enroll in school and become productive and independent community members.
Volunteering with IPRR is a great way to assist people who are beginning brand new lives in our country. There are many ways in which you can help.
These are some of the many ways in which IPRR assists refugee families:
If you would like to volunteer with IPRR or would like to learn more about what we do: Start here to learn about Volunteer Opportunities.
Make a Donation
Donate goods and materials: We will occasionally reach out to volunteers and the community when the family is in need of specific household or personal items. If you would like to be added to the list of potential donors, please email us at email@example.com with "Household Goods" as the subject.
Make a general monetary donation: Your donation will help cover some of the expenses that our future refugee families may not be able to afford on their own. Donate now using the link below:
To make a donation by check, please make payable to IPRR . Mail to IPRR, 5 Gallows Hill Road, Redding, CT 06896
Partner faith communities
Al Hedaya Islamic Center
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Newtown Congregational Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Congregation Adath Israel
Newtown United Methodist Church
IPRR in the News
The Newtown Bee: Interfaith Partnership For Refugee Resettlement: Finding New Homes, Building Safer Lives
By Shannon Hicks, Feb 02, 2020
When Interfaith Partnership for Refugee Resettlement (IPRR) launched 3½ years ago, its mission was to help refugees — families that have been displaced because of war, oppression, or fear for their lives — find a new home and build a new life in the United States (continue reading).
The Newtown Bee: Refugee Story Night Unites Community
Alissa Silber, Nov 16, 2018
More than a hundred people came out in support of the Refugee Story Night at Trinity Episcopal Church on November 9. The three-part event began at 5:30 pm and included a dinner prepared by Greenleaf Catering, a screening of the film Soufra, and an hour-long panel discussion (continue reading).
Daily Voice: Newtown Refugee Resettlement Group Finds A New Home For Family From Congo
Donna Christopher, Feb 08, 2017
NEWTOWN, Conn. — A father and mother who fled the war-torn Congo over 16 years ago, escaping to a refugee camp in Tanzania, are now happily settled in Danbury with their four children, partially thanks to the work of the newly formed Newtown Interfaith Partnership for Refugee Resettlement (IPRR) (continue reading).
IRIS: A Family Company Expands the Definition of Family
Grady Trexler, July 28, 2021
On a recent afternoon in June, at the Marie’s Movers warehouse in Oxford, Conn., Jim Anctil had two crews arriving—one from as far as Baltimore—and another getting set to make a local delivery. As his employees trickled in, ready to go home after a long drive, or preparing to make another delivery, crew members joked and chit-chatted amidst stacks of furniture waiting to be moved or donated. (continue reading).
Friends of IPRR
Marie's Movers, Southbury www.mariesmovers.com