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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?

The first three months of 2017 have been busy! The support from our community brought new teachers, welcome cards for students, supplies, donations, and a variety of individual fundraisers. Thanks to this wonderful support, 79 new students have started learning new English skills with the help of their volunteer teacher. 86 new volunteers have been trained!  Currently 208 volunteers are working with 218 students with more meeting a new teacher soon! This is over 50% more than this time last year. We received 75 referrals for more people in need of a teacher since January 1. We thank everyone who has reached out to help in so many different ways to make a positive, personal impact.


Youre Invited

Give STL Day

Thursday, May 11th

A 24-hour online giving day.


Corks from Many Countries

Saturday, June 17, 2-6 pm 

New Location: Missouri Athletic Club

  West Clubhouse

1777 Des Peres Road, Town & Country, 63131

Tickets available at our office or
$45 / ticket Early Bird, $50 / ticket starting May 10th

Sponsorships start at only $100!

Click to view Corks Flyer


Trivia Night

18th Annual Trivia Night - Saturday, October 17 

Doors open - 6:15, play starts at 7 pm

Tables of 8 at $20/person. Doors open - 6:15, play starts at 7:00.  Location:  St. Catherine Laboure Parish Hall, 9740 Sappington Road 63128. 


Visit our sponsors who helped made our 2016 Trivia Night a success.


Trivia Diamond Level Sponsors



4257 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis MO 63110

(314) 865-4673

Devoted to learning and following God's Word, fellowship, worship, and prayer. Visit their website for their service schedule and information on their ministry.



4257 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis MO 63110

(314) 776-6473

Tower Grove Christian Academy provides a challenging and comprehensive pre-school, elementary, middle and high school program. Click to visit the TGCA websit to learn more about their programs and activities.


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Thistle & Clover

407 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301

(636) 946-2449

Thistle & Clover specializes in Scottish,

Irish and Welsh gift and heraldry items.

Visit their website for your Celtic shopping experience today!


Volunteers Needed!

Become a Volunteer Today! 

Teach one hour, twice a week in a student's home. No prior teaching experience is necessary - lesson plans, materials, and training are provided.  Knowledge of a second languages is not required - classes are taught in English. Classes are scheduled around your location and availability.

Due to the high need for services, over 80 women are waiting for a volunteer to help them learn. Call 314-771-1104 today and see who you can help in your neightborhood.

2016 Newsletter

Read about all the exciting things happening this year

at IRWP in our 2016 Newsletter!

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.”

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Sister Rosel and Hava


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