BAIRS is an independent, non-profit and community-based organization that started in the late 80's under the name Afghan Support Agency, but because of the broad range of clients that we serve we changed our name to Bay Area Immigrants & Refugee Services in 1996.
Our breadth and flexibility enable us to respond creatively and constructively to the difficult and different situations that people experience in their new environment. We also reach out to bridge the gap between the many different ethnic groups that make the socio-economic Bay Area community so unique.
BAIRS has a significant history of services in the Bay Area, predominantly in the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties but reaches out to people from all over the United States, from as far as Alaska and Florida. We don't say no to anyone, and reach out to all immigrant and refugee communities, and particularly to those which are potentially vulnerable to cuts in public funding, public benefits and other anti-immigrant legislation.
BAIRS is an independent, Non-Profit and Community based organization within the meaning of Section (501) (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1954 and within Section 214 of the State of California.
We tailor to those needs and provide resources to them and to all groups mentioned above and assist with their social as well as economic adjustment process towards a healthy integration into the greater Bay Area community..
Resources for All Refugees and All Immigrants.