Refugees are people fleeing their countries due to war, violence or persecution. They have been granted “refugee” status by the United Nations. If they wish to resettle in the U.S., they must go through an extensive vetting process involving multiple federal agencies.
Interfaith Ministries has been resettling refugees- currently in partnership with Episcopal Migration Ministries and the U.S. State Department- for over 30 years. Around 90% of the refugees we serve are self-sufficient within six months of arrival to the United States.
Refugees are one of the most vulnerable populations in Houston and have been seriously impacted by the winter storm. You can help refugee families with rent, groceries and basic needs as they recover from the storm.