The mission of the International Institute of Los Angeles is to provide comprehensive social services to assist individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. The Institute also provides community leadership with the goal of promoting multicultural understanding. Our services are organized in four major divisions:

The International Institute of Los Angeles (IILA) has been a member of the USCRI network since the Institute’s foundation in 1914. In 1974 IILA began resettling Vietnamese refugees, and has resettled thousands of other refugees in California since that time. In 2006 the Institute opened a Glendale office to serve refugees. Currently IILA resettles 400 newly arrived refugees, provides case management services to another 800 refugees through its Refugee Employment Program, and provides a Refugee Healthy Marriages Program.

The focus of early IILA work was helping refugees and immigrants get a good start in their new country. In addition to helping resettle new refugees, IILA’s work has expanded to include a wide variety of services to immigrant communities including child care, child nutrition, employment services and job placement, immigration legal services, and transportation. Read a little bit about our history.