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 links below for the services offered at that center.
Baltimore In the Fall of 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 240-535-9205 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.
Contact: Kathleen Rohnan, Deputy Director of Operations
Fr. Dan Finn, 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: Michael Collins, Executive Director
c/o Irish American Heritage Center
4626 North Knox Ave, S. 308B
Chicago, IL 60630
Affiliate Chaplain: Fr. Michael Madigan, Chaplain Email: email@example.com
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-1 Student Outreach Program
This year we are pleased that the Irish Outreach Ocean City has a new office located in downtown OC – near the Boardwalk. The volunteers offer assistance with housing and employment and notify students of local ordinances re: housing, drinking, noise, etc. Through generous donations from the local Irish American community they provide free linens and household goods to the students. Volunteers assist the students in emergency situations. Students are given copies of the office business card with the hot-line telephone number.
Coordinators: Pat and Rick Fairbend
1208 North Baltimore Avenue, Apt. 1,
Ocean City, MD 21842
Facebook: Irish Outreach Ocean City, Maryland
FOR ASSISTANCE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION CALL: 443-523-6978
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: Stephen Aherne, Executive Director
2725 Congress Street 2G
San Diego, CA 92110
Affiliate Chaplain: Fr. Nicholas Clavin, St. Gregory the Great, San Diego Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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