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Salaam Neighbors-Help Refugees Resettle in Austin

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service

  • 4 people are interested

Between 2021-2022 more than 1,000 Afghan refugees came to Austin looking to rebuild their life after fleeing persecution and war. Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees in partnership with Refugee Services of Texas created Salaam Neighbors to hep families who are currently struggling to adjust to life in Austin. Salaam Neighbors partners 3-5 individuals or 2-3 family units with a family. Salaam Neighbors teams work with RST case managers to help families in the five areas they have the most needs. These include:

1. Medical Appointments
2. Enrolling in ESL classes/school
3. Finding employment
4. Connecting to community resources
5. Going to Austin parks, museums, and other fun things!

If you are interested in joining our amazing team of volunteer please contact us!

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About Jewish Family Service


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.


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.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


11940 Jollyville RoadAustin, TX 78759



  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Relationship Building
  • Storytelling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • 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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