BREAKING NEWS: GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL SIGNED THE START ACT!

The START Act, S.674/A.459, has been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul.    The Start Act is a criminal record relief law that will enable survivors of human trafficking to petition the court to clear convictions for any and all offenses survivors were forced to commit during their exploitation.This law is a significant win for …
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Joint Statement By The Board of Directors of the International Institute of Buffalo and Eva Hassett, former Executive Director 

Joint Statement By: The Board of Directors of the International Institute of Buffalo and Eva Hassett, former Executive Director 10/7/2021 Over the past 12 years, because of Eva Hassett’s work as executive director of the International Institute, our programming has expanded, our finances have strengthened, collaboration with partners and peers has deepened and become more …
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New Interim Executive Director Named for the International Institute

The Board of Directors of the International Institute of Buffalo is pleased to introduce Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, a recent Institute board member and experienced nonprofit leader, as the Institute’s Interim Executive Director. The board will immediately begin a search for a new, permanent executive director. In the meantime, Jenny will lend her experience—including more than a …
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Donation Drive-Thru THIS FRIDAY 3:30pm-5:30pm

What: A donation drive-thru for household items for our arriving refugee cases! What we are looking for: Fans Rice Cookers Umbrellas Alarm Clock Radios Microwave Toaster ovens *NEW bath towels *NEW Twin and Full/Queen Sz Blankets *NEW Twin and Full/Queen Sz Sheets *NEW Pillows *NEW Cookware When: 3:30pm to 5:30pm Where: 864 Delaware Ave Why: …
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Statement on Anti-Democratic Riots in the Capital

We are deeply disturbed by Wednesday’s riots in the nation’s capital. Scenes of violent insurgents roaming freely, destructively, and without immediate consequence through the halls of Congress are appalling. We condemn the rioters and the elected and appointed officials who incited them, including the President of the United States.  These actions imperil our democracy. We …
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Translated COVID-19 Communications

In an effort to keep our community safe, we have been collaborating with The Erie County Department of Health to have essential COVID-19 updates translated into 14 languages to make sure health information is accessible to ALL Americans. Please share this webpage and consider making a gift to the Institute to support language access services …
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Adjustments to Video Interpreting Rates

Click Here to View Video Rate Contact Updates Over the last few months, providing language access services to Limited English Proficiency clients has been challenging in ways that none of us could have anticipated. COVID-19 has changed the way the whole world works/provides services. Here at the Institute–we have seen a tremendous shift from in-person …
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Local Shopping Guide To Immigrant Run Stores

Download our free, local holiday guide to immigrant run stores Here! This year especially it is so vital that we support local, support immigrants, and support our community. Check out a few of our gift picks from some of our favorite stores! All links in the PDF click to the featured item on the store’s …
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Boostlingo Now Supports Third Party Platforms

We are excited to announce that scheduling Zoom, Google, Skype, etc. meetings through our Boostlingo platform has just become easier! Interpreting and Translation clients can find more information and step-by-step directions for scheduling meetings here: IT Service Update 11.2020.


Job Posting: Case Manager for Trafficked Youth

PROGRAM: Survivor Support Services SUPERVISOR: Coordinator, Human Trafficking Program WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week   QUALIFICATIONS:  Education: MS/MSW in the social work or human services area preferred Experience: Experience in providing direct human services is required. Experience serving survivors of violence and/or trauma is required. Experience in the area of cultural competency is preferred.   Additional Requirements:  ·     Excellent communication …
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