IRIS — Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut and is the local affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service.
IRIS resettles approximately 200 refugees each year. IRIS also provides some services to asylees and other immigrants. Currently, IRIS’s refugee clients come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Sudan and other countries.
IRIS is funded by the US Department of State, US Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Refugee Resettlement), Episcopal Migration Ministries, Church World Service, CT Department of Social Services, Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Neighbor-to-Neighbor Lifeline, New Haven Community Development Block Grant, Jewish Federation Association of CT, churches, synagogues, organizations and businesses around the state, and individual contributions.