Switchboard is a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Switchboard offers a library of learning resources, an online evidence database, a range of self-paced e-learning courses, regular live learning opportunities, and on-demand technical assistance for ORR-funded organizations. Switchboard is implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). IRC has partnered with Lutheran Immigrant Refugee Service (LIRS) to provide employment-related training and technical assistance. Our training and consultation are provided by a roster of subject matter experts in topic areas ranging from employment, education, and case management to monitoring and evaluation and health and wellness. Switchboard is guided by a national advisory panel of resettlement professionals.
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