Houston Refugee Consortium: Governor Abbott should reverse his decision on refugee admissions

…and annually serve about 85,000 people in the Greater Houston region. The Refugee Resettlement Program helps refugees and other government-approved new arrivals achieve economic self-sufficiency. We address their immediate needs when they arrive in the U.S. and offer ongoing help while they adjust to their new life through cultural orientation, education and job development. Interfaith Ministries Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Refuge…

Experts to Speak About Global Refugee Crisis, Local Solutions on World Refugee Day Houston 2018

…ts will discuss the global refugee crisis and location solutions to assist refugees during World Refugee Day Houston 2018, set June 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Museum’s Brown Auditorium. Sponsored by the Houston Refugee Consortium, the primary coordinators of this year’s event are the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, the Bilingual Education Institute, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston,…

Houston World Refugee Day Set for June 17

…homes under the threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. The Houston Refugee Consortium honors refugees at the annual World Refugee Day Houston event, established in 2003 and hosted in partnership with the City of Houston, UNHCR, and many community organizations. The Consortium is a partnership of six organizations serving refugees in Houston: the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, Bilingual Education Institute, Catholic Charitie…

No Reduction in Refugee Admissions: “Our faith compels us to welcome the stranger”

…e coming fiscal year and restore the number to historic norms by setting a refugee admissions goal of 95,000. In addition to cutting refugee admissions to 18,000 – a historically low number and far less than the current already-reduced limit of 30,000 – President Trump signed an executive order that permits state and local officials to block refugee resettlement in their communities. “Because our faith compels us to welcome the stranger, Catholic…

Informational Videos for Refugee Parents

…various aspects of discipline and monitoring a child’s progress. > Learn more about Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Refugee Resettlement program, and our Refugee After School Program…

Refugee Resiliency: A Single Father’s Perseverance

…ou about his challenges or hardships. He will show you something he recently built or offer you some of his home-cooked food. He shows us, day in and day out, how resilient, creative, and hardworking refugees are and just how much they can contribute to our community. Learn more about Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement program and how you can help others like Mr. T….

From Refugee Camp to College Graduate – Lucy’s Story

…and protection. They stayed in Zambia for 13 years, being shuffled between refugee camps before finally settling in the Mayukwayukwa refugee camp where they lived for five years before coming to the United States. Life in Mayukwayukwa was hard, there were no jobs, and assistance from the UNHCR was scarce. To top it off, Lucy’s mother became very ill while in the camp. Life as a refugee in Zambia was hard, to say the least. On February 18, 2010, Lu…

Answering the Call: One Family Provides Refugee Family Gift of Independence

…Istanbul, the Smith* family volunteered with an organization that provided refugees with social services such as basic needs and assistance with navigating the refugee process. The Smiths were connected with the Shafis, a family of 11 from Pakistan who migrated to Turkey. The families formed a special friendship and kept in touch throughout the years. When the Shafi family’s turn finally came to start a new life in America, they were asked who the…

Refugee Services

…r other population deemed eligible by the Health & Human Service Office of Refugee Resettlement. Must be within Office of Refugee Resettlement five-year eligibility period (from date of arrival in the US/date of asylum certification). Fees Services are free to all eligible clients Service Area Services are provided at 2900 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006 Contact Ardiane Ademi 713-874-6516 | aademi@catholiccharities.org Margaret Ayot 713-874-6546 |…