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Our Mission
To increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.

Our Vision
Immigrants and refugees will know the power of language, the gift of friendship, and the joy of independence.  

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What is happening at IRWP?

Thanks to all our sponsors, participants and supporters we raised over $15,000 at our Golf event and $13,000 at our Trivia event! Thank you to all those who took part in our events in 2018. We are already busy planning for 2019.


The first half of 2018 has been a busy year for the volunteers and staff. We complied all the awesome information in our annual newsletter. Check it out!

Newsletter 2018

Volunteers Needed

Thanks to your wonderful support, 365 students improved their English skills with the help of their volunteer teacher this year. Last year we taught 350 students during 13,208 hours of class - a 65% increase in services. Requests for a volunteer teacher are so great that even if a larger group of students, 201 people are currently waiting for a volunteer to help them learn.

If you can commit to one hour twice a week, you can help someone achieve many personal goals. With so many people in need of services, there is a good fit for everyone. Your schedule and location are used to find the right student for you. Call 314-771-1104 for more information.


Special Thank You to our

2018 Sponsors!


Diamond Sponsors

101 South Hanley Rd., Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63105

Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons  living in poverty and those most vulnerable.


Stone Technologies

         550 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005  


Stone Technologies is a leading national systems integrator.



Gold Sponsors


Conner Ash

12101 Woodcrest Executive Dr., #300, St. Louis, MO 63141


(580) 320-2193



8000 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105



Coldwell Banker Gundaker

285 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011




10 South Broadway, Suite 2000, St. Louis, MO 63102




Raza and Jones

1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 1555, St. Louis, MO 63117



Giving Guide:


Schnucks eScrip Community Cards

to benefit IRWP are now available!  Schnucks will contribute a percentage of your purchase to IRWP every time you shop and present your card to the cashier. Community Cards or eScrip Community Cards also available at any Schnucks location. For new cards picked up Schnucks or if you already have a Community Card, you can add IRWP as your recipient group of choice (each card can benefit up to 3 participating organizations or schools) by visiting, clicking on the "Register Online Now" link, and choosing IRWP by entering Group ID # 500045367 or by searching by name

You can support IRWP by shopping at SMILE.AMAZON.COM

and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program!

AmazonSmile is the same as shopping on Amazon, with the same products, prices, and service. Your shopping cart, wish list, and other account settings are also the same. Follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Visit

2. Select Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program as your Charity. (If you do not see our name, type in 42-1696954)

3. Shop as usual - that's it!


How does your support make an impact?

Check out our Giving Guide on our Donate page.  See how your support will help students reach their goals.


Making House Calls

Does anyone make house calls anymore? As a volunteer teacher at the Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program in St. Louis, Missouri, Sister Rosel Marie Feder does!  Why? “People are comfortable in their own surroundings,” says Sister Rosel. “When people are relaxed, they learn more readily.”

(970) 387-5791

Sister Rosel and Hava


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