Refugee Resettlement at Next Session of IRP

The Feb. 7 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) will feature Helen Malina from the InterFaith Works Center for New Americans.

Malina will discuss how the refugee resettlement program handles the task of creating new homes for families that often arrive with only the clothes on their backs and the items they can carry in a suitcase. She will share how the Central New York community welcomes refugees and immigrant families and helps them establish new lives.

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and guests are welcome to attend.

IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. For more information, visit, call 315-443-4846, or e-mail

IRP is a community program established by University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.