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We equip people, at their point of need, to move out of poverty and inspire them to be of service to others

IC Compassion needs ESL Tutors!

Please visit our Volunteer page for more information on volunteering with IC Compassion

Please visit our Refugee Counseling page for more information on volunteering with the Iowa Refugee Counseling Center

I wanted to thank you for all the wonderful work you do to help families like mine reunite. My mom got her visa!!!! We are so relieved and happy. I thank you! We could not have done it without you.



-Immigration Client


Community Education

We offer ESL classes, citizenship classes and one-on-one tutoring.  Learn More

Food Assistance

Our food pantry is open every Wednesday from 12-5 PM.  Learn More

Immigration Services

The IC Compassion Immigration Resource Center is authorized by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to officially provide high quality, low-cost immigration legal services to our community.​

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Global Food Project

Connects newly arrived and established Iowa City and Johnson County residents through community garden plots.

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Jabez Café

Employment training program for special needs young adults from immigrant families offering coffee, smoothies and homemade food.

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Refugee Counseling

The Refugee Counseling Center is available to all refugees and immigrants of our community. The counseling center provides social and emotional health support.

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Other Services

We provide walk-in assistance for those in need of help with paperwork. We also provide assistance for people in need of household items and transportation assistance. 

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We appreciate your generosity.


1035 Wade St

Iowa City, IA 52240

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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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