Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Saint Charles Borromeo is in partnership with an experienced local refugee resettlement volunteer organization, TJC/IRRC (The Jewish Center’s Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Committee)

TJC/IRRC is the Princeton-based affiliate of Interfaith-RISE, (an official affiliate site of the U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants)


If you can set aside a little time each week, or on an as needed basis, you could work directly with refugee families. First, you would participate in a training class and submit to a background check. Then, you could:

  • TRANSPORT family members to medical appointments, Social Security or food benefit appointments, shopping, banking services, etc.
  • TEACH the family to use public transportation
  • PROVIDE babysitting/childcare
  • ASSIST with budgeting and bill paying
  • HELP with job searching
  • TUTOR English language instruction or computer literacy


Alternatively, there are “behind the scenes” opportunities that do not require special training or background checks. Help is needed with:

  • DONATIONS Diapers, wipes, and feminine napkins are always needed. There is a Sign-up Genius that is updated regularly with immediate needs, ranging from kitchen items to furniture.
  • ADVOCACY Engaging in various efforts regarding refugee support
  • FUNDRAISING Is this your passion?
  • HOUSING PROCUREMENT Finding affordable housing by contacting landlords, apartment managers, etc.

For more information contact:

Paul Disdier – or

Julie McLaughlin –