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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
To create a community where immigrant and refugee women have sufficient English language skills to provide a home that prepares them and their children to meet the everyday challenges of living in a diverse culture and to make a personal, lasting, and valued social, moral, and economic contribution to the community.

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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 70 women are waiting for a volunteer to help them learn. Call 314-771-1104 today and see who you can help in your neightborhood.

Youre Invited

August 23 & 24 - Festival of Nations

Tower Grove Park

Saturday, Sepember 13 - IRWP Potluck in the Park

Tower Grove Park, Humboldt North Pavillion

Thursday, September 25 - IRWP at PechaKucha 20x20

Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington Blvd.

Friday, October 3 - 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Crescent Farms Golf Club, 745 Lewis Road, Eureka

Saturday, October 18 - IRWP Trivia Night

St. Catherine Laboure, 9240 Sappington Road


Giving Guide:


2014 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Sign up today to play in our 1st Golf Tournament on October 3rd at Crescent Farms Golf Club. Sign up before September 19th for Early Bird Special - Teams of 4 for $300, Individuals $75. After September 19 Teams of 4 for $340, Individuals $85. Hole Sponsorships available for $100.

Click for Team Sign-up or Hole Sponsorship Form

2014 Trivia Night

Join us for our 15th Annual Trivia Night on October 18th

Tables of 8 at $20/person. Doors open - 6:15, play starts at 7:00

Click for Trivia Night Flyer/Registration Form

Can't attend? You can still purchase raffle tickets for $500 cash drawing or the Lucky Lottery Tree with $100 in scratch-off tickets!

Click to download Raffle Ticket Order Form

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.

2014 IRWP Irish Hoolie

Thank you to Maggie O'Brien's, Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign and all our guests onSunday, April 27th for our rescheduled Irish Hoolie.  $4,500 was raised to support our volunteers and students working to improve their English skills. 

A special thank you to our sponsor: 


Thistle & Clover!Thistle and Clover Logo 2

407 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301

(636) 946-2449

Thistle & Clover specializes in Scottish,

Irish and Welsh gift and heraldry items.




Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign


2014 Trivia Night

Thank you to everyone for making our Trivia Night in 2013 a great success. $12,416 was raised to support our students and volunteers. 

Mark your calendars to join us at IRWP's 15th Annual Trivia Night/Silent Auction on Saturday, October 18, 2014!  

St. Catherine Laboure Parish Hall, 9740 Sappington Road, 63128.  Doors open at 6:15 and play begins at 7:00.  Tables of 8 at $20 per person. 


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


If you didn't receive our June 2013, you can read it online.

Click to read about Sifa, Mariana, and other stories!



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