Episode 8: International Rescue Committee in Miami
On this episode, we learn more about the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and how the IRC has continued to provide trauma-informed, survivor lead services during this pandemic.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Miami provides opportunities for survivors of human trafficking, unaccompanied children and other vulnerable immigrant populations to thrive in America. The IRC in Miami’s anti-trafficking program is one of the first federally funded programs in the country. Since 2003, the IRC has provided critical services to over 600 cases of trafficked persons—men, women, and children from over 40 countries. In addition to direct service, the IRC builds capacity in the south Florida community through training, public awareness, and technical assistance and collaborates closely with local law enforcement agencies through the South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force. The IRC delivers trauma-informed case management support – including referrals and coordination of medical, mental health, financial support, housing and immigration and legal services – to youth who have experienced trauma during migration, as well as to the families who are supporting them.
Resources mentioned on the Episode:
- The IRC is available to receive referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its emergency on-call number: 305-851-1758
- Interested in volunteering for the IRC in Miami - Contact email: Florida@rescue.org
- The IRC in Miami is part of IRC’s larger national network that serves human trafficking in multiple sites across the US. Additionally, through funding from the Dept. of Justice, the IRC provides training and technical assistance to build capacity to address labor trafficking in the US through its Framework initiative.