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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?

We are grateful to everyone who has helped IRWP provide English education in 2017! Thanks to this wonderful support, 350 students improved their English skills with the help of their volunteer teacher in 2017 alone. We received over 300 referrals for people in need of a teacher last year and are still receiving new ones each week, so the need for volunteers is greater than ever.

If you can commit to one hour twice a week, you can help someone achieve many personal goals. With so many people in need of services, there is a good fit for everyone. Your schedule and location are used to find the right student for you. Call 314-771-1104 for more information.


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Save the Date

Corks from Many Countries

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00-6:00 pm

MAC West, 1777 Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131


Trivia Night - 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped raise $13,878 at Trivia Night to support our students and teachers.


Special Thank You to our

2017 Diamond Sponsor

101 South Hanley Rd., Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63105

Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons  living in poverty and those most vulnerable.


2017 Gold Sponsor

Stone Technologies

         550 Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005  


Stone Technologies is a leading national systems integrator. 


Visit more sponsors who helped made our

2017 Trivia Night a success.


Trivia Gold Level Sponsors

Bank of Springfield

           1790 Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63144         314-888-6906

Visit Bank of Springfield for your personal and business banking needs.

Coldwell Banker Gundaker

285 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011


Esse Health

Health care services for you and your family at 40 convenient locations throughout the St. Louis Metro area.



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.


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.

2017 Newsletter

Read about all the exciting things happening this year

at IRWP in our 2017 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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