About Us


The Immigrant Welcome Center empowers immigrants by connecting them to the people, places and resources that enable them to build successful lives and enrich our community.

Through our immigrant services and community initiatives we:

  • Equip members of the immigrant community to help one another.
  • Broaden awareness of immigrant contributions to our community.
  • Serve as a catalyst to enable neighborhood and community partners to reach the immigrant population.

In 2005 former First Lady of Indianapolis Amy Minick Peterson founded the Immigrant Welcome Center to better serve immigrants and refugees in Indianapolis. Since then, we have served over 7,000 immigrants in our community. We believe our communities are better when everyone contributes to our economy, to the arts, to our faith communities, and to our schools. By helping newcomers feel welcome and valued, we are helping empower our newest residents to be a part of our city’s future.

How We Help
Immigrant Services (Click on any image to learn more)


Community Programs (Click on any image to learn more)




Watch this four-minute video to learn more about us.