The Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance ("ERICA") welcomes those fleeing injustice poverty, and persecution in other countries. With volunteers and community partners, ERICA helps refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and immigrants through educational workshops, material assistance, and one-on-one problem solving (casework).
ERICA is a project of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, an Episcopal church in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 2001, in response to the Liberian refugee crisis, caused by the Liberian Civil War which drove thousands of Liberians into exile, with many settling in the Baltimore-Washington area. Since then, ERICA has served hundreds of people from all around the world, representing a diversity of races, creeds, languages, and cultures. All of our services are free and provided on a non-denominational, non-discriminatory basis.