The CIIC membership is currently comprised of 11 Irish immigration and community centers throughout the United States. Those who are seeking information or assistance are encouraged to contact their local Irish Center, which can be found below.
Each center provides a continuum of services and is a trusted source of support and information within the immigrant community. Each center is a safe place where current, accurate and reliable information can be sought and received with confidence of culturally competent support and confidentiality.
To find out more about the Irish Center nearest to you click the link below. If you cannot find an Irish Center near you please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you find the resources you need.
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center
The Irish Immigration Pastoral Center (IIPC-SF) is a community based organization that serves as a home away from home for Irish immigrants in the Bay Area. As a “parish without boundaries” it offers spiritual, social and practical support to Irish immigrants who are thousands of miles from home and family.
Irish Outreach San Diego
Irish Outreach San Diego (IOSD), is a community-based organization that supports and nurtures the Irish community in Southern California, assisting with immigration, employment and legal services, pastoral care and counselling and social integration. In striving to cultivate a vibrant community spirit, these services are complemented by a diverse program of cultural, social, and charitable events that define the holistic approach to our mission.
Chicago Irish Immigrant Support
Chicago Irish Immigrant Support (CIIS) is a 501c3 not-for-profit immigration and social services provider serving the Irish community in Chicago and the 19 States represented by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago and Austin. Founded in 1998, CIIS provides a comprehensive array of services to the elderly and full range immigration and naturalization services. Our mission is to act as both a direct service and informational hub for Irish citizens seeking immigration, social, and pastoral services in the Midwestern United States.
Irish Outreach Ocean City
The Irish Outreach Ocean City (IOOC) supports an intensive J1 support program for the students who visit annually from Ireland. Volunteers provide a comprehensive orientation and resources on employment, accommodation, Social Security processes and bank accounts. The Coordinators operate a help line that students with medical, legal, job, or housing problems can contact. Most importantly, IOOC gives the Irish students a place to receive a warm welcome and friendly support from local residents.
Irish International Immigrant Center
The Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) assists immigrants from Ireland, and around the world, as they successfully integrate into American society. We are Boston’s Port na Fáilte (Welcome Center) providing immigration legal, wellness and education services, while also advocating for systemic change and facilitating community building for immigrants. The IIIC is a designated J1 visa sponsor for the J1-Irish Work & Travel program helping over 500 Irish students and recent graduates secure internships in the United States. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities, and protections.
Irish Pastoral Centre – Boston
The Irish Pastoral Centre – Boston (IPCB) is staffed by dedicated full-time team as well as a large number of Irish and Irish American volunteers who provide key frontline services that include: Immigration, Social Work, including counseling and substance abuse, assistance to victims of domestic abuse, Pastoral Support, employment referrals and housing assistance, mother and toddler groups and senior citizen outreach.
Aisling Irish Community Center
The Aisling Irish Community Center (AICC) provides a range of social, cultural, educational and recreational programs and services for Irish emigrants living in New York and the local community. It is one of the largest Irish immigrant resource centers in the tri-state area and the main provider of services for the elderly Irish and Irish-American communities of Yonkers and Woodlawn. Service include confidential and professional counseling; legal and immigration referrals; Irish Volunteers for the Homeless; assistance with employment & accommodation; classes in Irish language, music, & dance; Computer Classes; Classes for children including art, karate, acting, and yoga; Parent & Toddler play group; exercise classes; and a weekly AA support group meeting.
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
4275 Katonah Avenue
Bronx, NY 10740
The Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) is a not for profit entity created to exercise and protect the privileges and interests of the community; to foster a healthy interest in the civic affairs of the community, to help immigrants acquire US citizenship, and to inquire into civic abuses and seek reformation thereof. Our Immigration services provide clients with essential information on the procedures for most immigration matters; such as immigration consultations, applying for US Citizenship, family petitions, re-entry permits, lost or replacement green cards, all visa types and more. Our social services include assistance with all insurance applications and enrollment in ACA, our volunteer driven meals-on-wheels program, ESL classes, education and employment assistance. Our service provision has expanded well beyond the Irish community in NYC and we are proudly assisting clients from over seventy countries of origin.
New York Irish Center
The New York Irish Center (NYIC) is a gathering place for everyone in the greater New York Irish community. Services provided by the center include a wide array of cultural events and classes, with a special focus on seniors and children. Counselling by Pieta House is also offered at this center.
Irish Immigration Center of Philadelphia
The Irish Immigration Center of Philadelphia (IIC) serves as a community resource center for Irish Immigrants in the Philadelphia area and provides information, advice and assistance on: U.S Citizenship, Greencards, immigration issues, Ireland and U.K. Passport Applications and Irish Citizenship. We aid in cases of deportation and provide prison visits. Under our community services, we offer advice on employment, accessing benefits and services. We provide elder care through our senior outreach program that includes, friendly visits and weekly and monthly meetings. We partner with the GAA to promote Gaelic games and culture. We partnered with Forióge to launch its first international youth club to provide youth outreach. IIC’s community engagement efforts involve hosting educational seminars, and various interest groups, while collaborating with other organisations providing them with support and a space
Seattle Irish Immigration Support Group
Seattle Irish Immigrant Support Group, in collaboration with the Irish Heritage Club, provides immigration and social service programming for the greater Seattle Irish community. Additionally, they support Irish cultural opportunities that include Irish dance, language, lectures, Gaelic games and a thriving senior program, as well as their Annual Irish Week celebration in Seattle.