March 31, 2020
March 2020 Issu e
Creativity in Crisis : International Social Service-USA (ISS-USA)'s Work Doesn't Stop
In times of crisis, there are still families all over the World waiting for ISS-USA to provide them with essential social services. Through creativity and adaptation, we are making this work possible. Our work continues as we :

  • use remote technology so families can reunite when travel is safe again;
  • assist U.S. citizens who are stranded overseas to get access to social and medical services upon their return;
  • mobilize our network in 120 countries to keep loved ones connected as they experience prolonged separations.

If you have any questions about how to handle your interstate or cross border cases, please fill out the inquiry form on our website .

Since we are unable to host in-person fundraising events at this time, we implore you to consider donating from the safety of your home. Through a gift to our #creativityincrisISS Campaign, just $50 can provide internet access for families to complete a virtual homestudy or reunite with a family member in another state or country. 

Thank you for your support as we continue our work during these challenging times!
ISS-USA's Work Featured on Social Work Podcast
ISS-USA's Dr. Felicity Sackville Northcott (above) was featured in the University of Buffalo School of Social Work's SocialWork® Podcast Series this month. Check out the discussion about ISS-USA's work to reunite vulnerable children with their families across state and international borders.
Welcome to the ISS-USA Family, ASA!
ISS-USA extends a warm welcome to the newest member of our extended family, Asa Harris! ISS-USA's Program and Training Manager, Elaine Weisman, and her husband Bobby welcomed Asa into the World on March 5, 2020. Congratulations to the proud parents!
Check Out Our March Blog: Creativity in Crisis
At ISS-USA and within our global network, we do our work by being creative in crisis. We re-think how we connect to the people and services we need to ensure that children in out of home care are not forgotten. Check out our latest blog to learn more.  
ISS-USA Selected as Official Charity Partner for the TCS New York City Marathon 2020
ISS-USA  has been accepted as an official charity partner for the  TCS New York City Marathon  on Nov 1, 2020 and has  five guaranteed entries  available for runners interested in raising funds for our cause. If you are a runner or know a runner interested in running the marathon for donations to benefit cross-border children and families, please email  Marie Blum, Senior Development and Communications Officer.

Here is a link to our website where runners can get basic information about Team ISS-USA. Thank you and we hope you can join us in running the marathon to benefit vulnerable children and families! 
Attention social workers in OHIO and INDIANA : we want to hear from you!
ISS-USA is looking for social workers to complete occasional assessments with families in your state. We will provide you with guidance throughout the work and you will help us directly serve families who are seeking to care for their relative children in another state or country. Check out the description  here . Please contact Felicity Sackville Northcott at for more information.
The International Social Service Network is Recruiting!
International Social Service is recruiting new partners! Visit the ISS website for more information or email to express interest. Join our 90+ year old network of cross border experts!