Since its founding in 2003, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) has grown from an informal network of community leaders into one of the most diverse and effective coalitions of its kind, a model for immigrant rights organizations throughout the U.S. TIRRC is a coalition of immigrants, refugees, and allies working to lift up fundamental American freedoms and human rights and build a strong, welcoming, and inclusive Tennessee. Through advocacy, the agency seeks to improve health for Tennesseans by mitigating the trauma of immigration enforcement on children and families by organizing immigrants to advocate for policies that keep families together and against policies that create an environment of fear; encouraging immigrants and refugees to access services for which they are eligible by empowering them to exercise their rights to care, educate service providers on barriers that immigrant communities face to accessing care, and assist providers in creating environments that facilitate immigrant participation.