Household Goods and Toiletries Giveaway

The Immigrant Welcome Center is hosting a toiletries and household drive for newcomer immigrants and refugees in Indianapolis. We will be accepting at The Immigrant Welcome Center (Southeast Community Center, 901 Shelby Street, 3rd floor, Indianapolis, IN 46203) now until Thursday, March 22, 2018. TOILETRIES / HOUSEHOLD ITEMS -Toothpaste -Children’s Books and Toys -Handsoap -Toothbrushes […]

Enjoying the Season with IWC’s Natural Helpers

Natural Helpers told us what they like to do in autumn and what they are thankful for this year. “My favorite autumn activity in Indiana is visiting Kelsay Farms for a Family Picnic. Here we can show the kids what a real farm looks like with plenty of activities. We can feed the cows here and see how the […]

Volunteers Create Indianapolis English Classes Map

What do you do when you need to find someplace? Maybe you’re looking for a restaurant, a library, a store, or a gas station. I’m going to guess that your answer was “search on Google Maps”. Most of us who have access to a smart phone, whether we are new to a city or long-time residents, use […]

Prepared families = Stronger communities

We know that many immigrant families feel fear that they could be separated due to emergencies such as detention or deportation, but we believe our communities and families are stronger when we are prepared. As a follow up to many Know Your Rights presentations that have been held since the change in U.S administration in […]

Immigrant Welcome Center Welcomes Three New Board Members

The Immigrant Welcome Center is adding three members to the organization’s board of directors. Helene Cross, Jackie Nytes and Mario Rodriguez will begin their board terms on April 4, 2016. “These three individuals bring diverse leadership and life experiences to our board,” says Terri Morris Downs, executive director of the Immigrant Welcome Center. “Their guidance […]

Indianapolis Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge

Twenty U.S. cities chosen for program created by Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) and Welcoming America INDIANAPOLIS — The Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund (PNAE) and Welcoming America selected Indianapolis to take part in their Gateways for Growth Challenge, a program that supports the development and implementation of multi-sector strategic […]

A Call for Liberty and Justice for All

On Monday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced he is suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees in our state. We believe the Governor’s statement unfairly characterizes Hoosiers as unwelcoming, and does not reflect the diversity most of us value in our communities. We too are saddened by the tragedy and loss of innocent lives in Paris. But […]