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Salaam Neighbors-Help Refugees Resettle in Austin

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested
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From October 2022-February 2023, Texas resettled more than 3,000 refugees. A refugee is someone who has to flee their country because of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Many refugees spend years in the refugee pipeline, hoping to someday be able to rebuild their lives in a new country. A refugee is a legal status and eligible for certain benefits in the country they are assigned to by national resettlement agencies. Austin has been one of the most welcoming cities for refugees in the U.S, and with your help, we can continue to support refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives here. As part of Salaam Neighbors, you will help in the following ways:

-Support navigating U.S bureaucracy(Healthcare, social services, employment)

-Enrollment in ESL, continuing education, K-12

-Finding affordable housing

-Exploring Austin

If you are interested in joining our growing network of volunteer support, please contact us!

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About Jewish Family Service

Location:

11940 Jollyville Road, Suite 110 South, Austin, TX 78759, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family Service of Austin is a human services agency committed to strengthening individual and family life and enhancing the well being of the community.

Description

Jewish Family Service (JFS) provides psychotherapeutic, educational, and family support services to people of all ages and backgrounds. JFS provides counseling to individuals, families, and provides support groups and case management services. JFS also coordinates an array of recreational, social, and cultural activities for seniors which are held at the Dell Jewish Community Campus.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Austin, TX 78753

(30.38899,-97.67109)
 

SKILLS

  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Relationship Building
  • Immigration Law
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment depends on the family you are matched with.

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