Our Mission

The Ipswich Refugee Program is a community-based organization that welcomes and supports refugees and immigrants as they integrate into our local community and into American culture and society. Our work includes providing support and advocacy for the refugee and immigrant families who come to our North Shore area as well as community education and awareness of the global refugee crisis.


Early in 2017, a group of 30-40 people from various Ipswich groups and civic organizations gathered together to seek thoughtful ways to respond to the international refugee crisis by welcoming a refugee family to our community. This group is now organized as a tax exempt, 501c3 non-profit called the Ipswich Refugee Program, Inc. (IRP).