Afghan Families Need Our Help to Start a New Life in Our Community
Thousands of Afghan families are coming to the United States fleeing violence and persecution in their homeland. Forced to leave their loved ones and homes behind, they arrive with virtually no possessions as they begin new lives in our community. Many of these new arrivals receive extremely limited assistance from the U.S. government, meaning they will depend on the kindness of strangers to help them on their path to self-sufficiency.
We are also happy to take donations of gifts cards from Target or Walmart. You can drop off gift cards at the Catholic Charities main office at 2900 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77006, located in Midtown Houston; or mail them to that address, attention: Refugee Resettlement Program.
Catholic Charities is providing services to eligible government-approved refugees from all backgrounds, including assistance with public benefits, medical, and financial needs in addition to employment, vocational and immigration services. Eligible clients include refugees, aslyees, Cuban-Haitian entrants, victims of trafficking, and Special Immigrant VISA (SIV) holders from Afghanistan and Iraq.
To request services or provide documentation, please visit our portal using the link below:
In helping to create a home-away-from-home, we assist government-approved refugees in becoming self-sufficient through cultural orientation, job development, family reunification and resettlement. We assist newcomers approved by the federal government in securing housing, food, clothing and other necessities, accessing experienced social workers, gaining jobs, life and language skills, and otherwise assimilating into the nation’s fourth largest city.
- After-School Program
- Airport Reception
- Case Management
- Cultural Orientation
- Employment Training and Job Placement
- Financial Assistance
- Referrals to Social Service Agencies
- Vocational Training
- Must be legally admitted to the United States as a refugee, asylee, Cuban entrant, victim of severe trafficking, or 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).
Services are free to all eligible clients
Services are provided at 2900 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
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