Established in 2007, SF-CAIRS is a coalition of organizations serving the San Francisco Bay Area asylee, immigrant and refugee community and its service providers. SF-CAIRS is a multidisciplinary body of over 20 agencies and 60 members with representation from city government, community based organizations, employment, immigration and health care providers, educational and vocational training organizations and other support services.
We collaborate to ensure all immigrants live healthy and productive lives in a safe and inclusive environment by expanding resource knowledge among service providers about health, employment, social, education and legal services for recent refugees, political asylees and immigrants in San Francisco.
SF-CAIRS aims to serve San Francisco Bay Area asylee, immigrant and refugee communities and its service providers by:
- Expanding knowledge and access to health, employment, social, education and legal services;
- Supporting advocacy efforts through coalition-wide networking, information sharing, cross-referrals and community education;
- Identifying and addressing challenges faced by immigrants at personal and societal levels;
SF-CAIRS Leadership Team:
Coordinator: Cristy Dieterich, SF-DPH, Newcomers Health Program
For the agency member list please see our Agency Member Directory.