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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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Giving Guide:

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 - New Date

Sunday, April 27th is our reschedule date for the Irish Hoolie.  Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign are performing at Maggie O'Brien's. A huge thank you to both of them for rescheduling after the ice and snow forced us to postpone from our March date.  Advance tickets only $7.50. Tickets at the door are $10. Bring your ticket from the March event date for admittance.  If you need a replacement ticket, please call our office at 314-771-1104.

Doors open at noon, music 1:00 - 3:30.

Click to view our Irish Hoolie Flyer.

Click for the order form to attend the Hoolie or purchase raffle tickets.


Tickets may also be purchased at 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.




Over $5,200 was raised at last year's Irish Hoolie to support our students and volunteers! 

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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