In response to the withdrawal of U.S. Troops and allies from Afghanistan, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston – Refugee Services has quickly prepared to welcome 1,000 Afghan refugees. We are launching the One Thousand Neighbors One Thousand Reasons campaign to raise $1 million to help these families. Funds will be used to cover rent, utilities, groceries, clothing, household supplies and more.
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston has been welcoming refugees from around the globe for more than 30 years. “Welcoming the stranger” is a shared belief of all faith traditions and a shared human value.
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, in partnership with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, has been resettling refugees in Houston. Around 90% of the refugees we serve are self-sufficient within six months of arrival to the United States.
It is with generous support of the community that we are able to do our work.