who we are

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 from 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 positive economic and cultural contributions. Their stories and heritage are rich. Just like yours.

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  • 12-09-16
    President, Congress get to determine immigration — but mayors actually make it work Read Story
  • 11-14-16
    Faith Leaders Call for National Unity at Idaho State Capitol Following Contentious Presidential Election Read Story
  • 11-14-16
    Chobani Founder Comes Under Fire for Being a Good Person Read Story
  • 10-28-16
    Join the IOR Speakers Bureau! Read Story
  • 10-27-16
    Refugees rebuild lives in Idaho Read Story
  • 10-27-16
    Boise refugee family reconnects after 5 years Read Story
  • 10-27-16
    New York Times features Boise-area refugee photos Read Story
  • 10-27-16
    Idaho’s first Syrian refugee wants Americans to understand their country's vetting process Read Story
  • 10-26-15
    Mark Your Calendars - 7 Days in Syria Screening, November 19th -7:00 pm ---------------------Read Story
  • 10-26-15
    Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and support Artisans for Hope this coming Sunday, October 25! ---------------------Read Story
  • 10-26-15
    Community Comes Together to Help Glenbrook Tenants ---------------------Read Story
  • 10-08-15
    Learn more about Arabic food and culture, tomorrow, October 9! ---------------------Read Story