06/12/17: World Refugee Day is on June 20, and from June 12 to 16, the Stand With Refugees campaign encourages us to call our lawmakers and send a powerful message: We welcome refugees.
02/01/17: If you want to take a stand against President Trump's Executive Order banning refugees, visit Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston for some practical ways to lend support, including contacting your congressional representative, utilizing social media and participating in upcoming rallies and marches.
Connect with organizations already involved in advocacy work and refugee resettlement.
Equips refugees with the tools they need to make a new life, find work, care for their families, and take part in the American dream. Staff works to ensure that every client feels welcomed, is self sufficient within six months of arrival and becomes a productive member of the Houston community.
How to help:
YMCA International’s Refugee Resettlement program assists refugees who are forcibly displaced from their native countries due to persecution based on their race, religion, ethnicity, political opinion or their belonging to a particular social group. The resettlement program provides housing, food, basic supplies and temporary financial services in order to help refugees begin their new lives in the United States.
How to help:
Caring Friends is an adjunct partner with PAIR, an initiative with Rice University and University of Houston collegians who demonstrate a welcoming hospitality by mentoring refugee youth in their educational pursuits.
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FAITH COMMUNITIES OF HOSPITALITY
St. Paul's UMC
5501 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004
Mission Bend UMC
3710 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77082
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
5308 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005
Servants of Christ
3827 Broadway St
Houston, TX 77017
Westbury UMC | FAM (Fondren Apartment Ministry)
5200 Willowbend Blvd
Houston, TX 77035
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
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