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Refugee Services of Texas - Amarillo

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Crisis Support
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

1101 Fritch HwyAmarillo, TX 79108 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.

Description

WE WORK ACROSS TEXAS

Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a social-service agency dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group - as well as to the communities that welcome them. RST provides services to hundreds of refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and related vulnerable populations from over 30 different countries of origin each year. Originating in Dallas, RST now has service centers in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio.

Reviews

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by Leigh W. from Amarillo, TX (November 17, 2014)
Refugee Services of Texas has many opportunities for people to get involved with the refugee community. I personally volunteer with the Youth Mentor Program. I spend about 2 hours a week with two refugee children. We work on homework, go to the library, talk about our different cultures, explore Amarillo, and many other activities. I have helped my mentees adjust to living in Amarillo and understanding our culture, but I think that I have benefited more by getting to know their stories and hear what they have been through. Their family's sacrifice and determination is inspiring.

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