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IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE 

RESOURCE VILLAGE

OF ALBUQUERQUE (IRRVA) & 

NEW MEXICO WOMEN'S GLOBAL PATHWAYS

ABOUT US

  • 100% volunteer driven African community-based organization
  • Promotes social, economic justice and empowerment
  • Serves widows, immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, victims of rape and torture
  • Programs to help families adjust to their new home
  • Training and support needed to be self-sufficient economically, educationally, socially
  • Leadership development support
  • Serves people in the greater Albuquerque area, including the International District, 
  • Serves people who are from Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Haiti, Mexico, Cuba and the United States.
  • Main focus is to build strong financial futures for vulnerable children, their families and communities
  • The majority of participants in our organization were born and raised in refugee camps
  • We also support community members who are homeless and those on the verge of homelessness

The above video is the South African Orion Duet and Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir. Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile sing as a duet and are the founders of Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir. Lungile is a songwriter. He also plays and record the music for both the choir and the Duet.

PROGRAMS OF IRRVA

We assist individuals and families gain access to safety-net programs that support personal and family well-being, and economic self-sufficiency including:

  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid/Medicare)
  • Food Banks
  • Adult Tutoring
  • Read To Excel/Tutoring for Youth
  • Computer literacy training
  • Job Search
  • Train‚Äčing in beading, sewing and other needle art
  • Nutritional and Clothing Assistance
  • Access to legal services and emergency housing
  • Disability Benefits
  • Social Security/Supplemental Income
  • Access to affordable housing/ assistance with evictions
  • Utility Assistance (LIHEAP), etc
  • Interpretation, outreach, education and advocacy
  • Direct Services
Our family support program combats some of the most common barriers African and other immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees face when navigating the American system: not knowing where to get the information needed, identifying misinformation, inability to communicate in English, and other cultural-specific barriers. 

Please call us if you'd like to get involved:

 (505) 435-5741