Adapting to a new home: Refugees in CT

(WTNH) – During 2015 and 2016 the refugee crisis has been spotlighted all over the world. From massive migrations in the Middle East and Europe, to single families in Connecticut, refugee and immigrant services have been working hard to help families adapt to their new homes.  IRIS CT works to help refugees in Connecticut by helping them with housing, employment training, and even English language classes.

On Febuary 9th, Superbowl Sunday at 10AM, the 9th annual Run (or Walk) for Refugees will be taking place starting at Wilbur High School.  It will attract more than 800 runners, walkers, and supporters.  It is intended to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.

IRIS depends on monetary, furniture, and volunteer support to help refugees in Connecticut. To contribute in any way, head to


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