New York Project Irish Outreach
Ocean City, MD
Currently the membership in the Irish Apostolate USA consists of 9 immigration and outreach centers. There are Irish Immigration Pastoral Centers in Boston, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco and Irish Outreach Centers in Milwaukee, Baltimore and Ocean City, Maryland, San Diego, and Seattle.
Click on the link below for the services offered at that center:
Baltimore Iin Fall 2008 an Irish Immigrant Outreach program coordinated by the members of the AOH and Ladies AOH to welcome new Irish immigrants to the area began. Please contact the IAUSA National Office at 301-384-3375 for referrals. All inquiries are in confidence. Please email any queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irish Pastoral Centre – Boston
The Irish Pastoral Centre was founded in 1987 in response to a larger increase in Irish Immigrants in the Greater Boston area. The IPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is funded by the Irish government and by donations from the Irish community. The IPC is run by dedicated staff and a number of Irish emigrant volunteers.
The centre strives to assist Irish Emigrants in varying capacities and facilitate their transition to life in America so that it may be a positive experience for them.
Fr. John McCarthy, Chaplain
15 Rita Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
Chicago Irish Immigrant Support
The Chicago Irish Immigrant Support Center is a not-for-profit organization here to serve the needs of Irish immigrants in the Chicago area and the central portion of the United States.
Contact: Breandán Magee, Executive Director
Fr. Michael Leonard, Chaplain
c/o Irish American Heritage Center
4626 North Knox Ave, S. 308B
Chicago, IL 60630
Irish Immigrant Service of Milwaukee at The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Irish community invites you to visit the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC) located in the landmark Grand Avenue Congregational Church building just west of downtown. It now is the home of a wide range of cultural and educational programs and the site for concerts, lectures, art exhibits, dances, Irish music classes, and a center for genealogical research.
Contact: John Gleeson
2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1910
New York Project Irish Outreach:
Project Irish Outreach is located at the Aisling Irish Center, 990 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10467. Sr. Christine Hennessy, a social worker at the center, is available for confidential consultations from Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm. Information, referral and advocacy is offered on a variety of matters including social service entitlements, medicaid and medicare information/referral, maternity services, addiction prevention and treatment, crisis intervention and pastoral counseling.
Contact: Sr. Christine Hennessy – Aisling Center, Yonkers
Project Irish Outreach is based in mid-town Manhattan at the Catholic Center. Confidential information, including information and referral on legal immigration matters, social services and entitlements, maternity services, and crisis intervention is provided. Legal immigration representation is available in Catholic Charities Department of Immigration Services. To prepare for any future legalization program, ask about ways that you can stay informed and be ready, should legalization be signed into law sometime in the future.
Confidential immigration information is also available from the New York Immigration Hotline 1(800) 566-7636, located at the Catholic Center.
Contact: Talia Lockspeiser
Associate Director, Catholic Charities Community Services
Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-371-1011, ext. 2033
Ocean City, MD: (May-September)
Irish J-1Student Outreach Program
In May 2012 the Ocean City Irish Outreach opened its first office at 1603 Philadelphia Avenue to welcome and assist Irish students who are in the USA on J-1 visas They distribute flyers offering assistance and notify students of local ordinances re: housing, drinking, noise, etc; and provide the schedule of Masses for the four Catholic Churches in Ocean City. The volunteers assist students in obtaining affordable housing and provide an occasional breakfast or dinner. The volunteers assist the students in emergency situations. Students are given copies of the office business card with the hot-line telephone number.
Pat and Rick Fairbend
1603 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842
Facebook: Irish Outreach Ocean City, Maryland
FOR ASSISTANCE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION CALL: 410-520-0344
San Diego: www.irishoutreachsd.org
Irish Outreach – San Diego
Irish Outreach San Diego, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization providing help and hope to Irish Immigrants in the San Diego area. Irish Outreach provides resources and information for the new immigrant in the areas of orientation, employment, housing, immigration laws, legal representation, landlord/tenant disputes, citizenship processing, alcohol and drug counseling, pre-marriage counseling, support and social integration.
Contact: Bernadette Cashman, Executive Director
2725 Congress Street 2G
San Diego, CA 92110
Affiliate Chaplain: Fr. Nicholas Clavin, St. Gregory the Great, San Diego
San Francisco: www.sfiipc.org
Irish Immigration Pastoral Center – San Francisco
The Irish Immigration Pastoral Center (IIPC) is a non-profit, volunteer managed organization assisting Irish immigrants in the San Francisco and the Bay Area. IIPC is committed to providing advice, information, advocacy, referral and support for immigrants on issues related to immigration, employment, housing, career, education and social services.
Contact: Celine Kennelly, Executive Director
Fr. Brendan McBride, Chaplain
5340 Geary Blvd., Suite 206
San Francisco, CA 94121
Seattle Irish Immigration Support Group
Irish Immigrants in Western Washington who need assistance of any kind, whether because of drug or alcohol abuse, spousal abuse, work problems, family issues, visa problems, problems with the INS or the Police - whatever the problem, free advice and referral assistance are available by contacting the email listed below.
Contacts: Aidan Maher, John Keane or James Cummins
Affiliate Chaplain: Rev. John Madigan, Holy Rosary Church, Seattle