“The people here are so kind they make me feel like I’m home. i work all day and its nice to come to friendly face and fun events that go on.”

Carlos Robledo


“IRH is very professional yet so much like a family, you treat us so nicely and always greet me with a good morning and a smile. The cleanliness is aways good so fresh and nice. it’s a friendly and welcoming environment. We are treated so well at IRH with such trustworthy staff.”

Ann Marie Charlton


“IRH Pigeon Forge has given me many chances to meet new people and cultural exchange by learning a 3rd language, trying food from different countries, and promoting my country (Jamaica). I also had a great opportunity like getting to play soccer for Tornado FC.  My most special moment was when I joined the International Angels and I truly have enjoyed being apart of and giving back to the local communities. IRH is my Home Away From Home.”

Ricardo Smith


“I am happy to be staying at IRH. It’s a comfortable place to live and the people at the front desk are friendly. I enjoy having a kitchen that we can use 24 hours a day.”

Licelot Carrasco Guerrero

Dominican Republic

“IRH is a great experience, the building is so clean and brand new. The best part is the teamwork. The people, they are wonderful and so friendly. They are great, I always get a greeting when I see the staff at the front desk.”

Warren Pujols

Dominican Republic

“I have met a lot of new people here. I love being able to cook and hangout with my new friends in big spaces like the common areas and outside in the courtyard. Also IRH is right near my workplace so I don’t have far transportation. I like being here a lot.”

Jirameth Kittavornsakul


Elizabeth Harkins

Heather Coley

Residence Director, IRH Foley

Heather was born and raised on the beautiful Alabama Gulf coast and her strong connection to the area makes her a perfect fit for the Residence Director position at our Foley, AL location.  She is a caring, fun-loving, inspired leader who has a deep passion for our residents.  Her 13 years serving as the Supervisor of Student Support for Columbia Southern University was a rewarding time as she accompanied them along their academic journey.  Having that knowledge to draw from has proven invaluable as the daily lives of many IRH residents of the same age and season in life cross through the threshold of IRH Foley.

She has been married to her best friend, husband Gene, for 15 years and is blessed to be the mother of three beautiful daughters as well as two dogs Milo and Stormie.  An active family that takes full advantage of the beautiful Gulf shores, you can find them on the volleyball court as they have a deep connection to the sport.  

She has a passion for travel and it has been expressed in her six year career as a travel agent, creating moments that last a lifetime for families who seek to see other cultures and experiences outside of our borders.  Her fascination and connection to many of the countries that our residents reside in has been a wonderful resource to form bonds of understanding and compassion with them.  Her vibrant smile and infectious personality motivates the staff of IRH Foley to strive for excellence while providing a home away from home for those on our campus.