HOUSTON (January 2, 2024) – Interfaith Ministries’ Refugee Services is thrilled to announce the development of the RefugeeCare Navigator App, a pioneering digital platform designed to connect refugee clients with vital local resources, fostering education, awareness, and support on health, wellness, and related topics. Developed by the Community Engagement Team, the app is set to empower refugee families in Houston, Texas, by providing easily accessible and comprehensible information in multiple languages.

The app will serve as a comprehensive resource hub, offering information on navigating the U.S./Texas medical system, health-related community events, webinars, video tutorials, orientations, and a healthcare locator tool. The app will be available in English, Dari, Pashto, and Spanish, for the diverse linguistic needs of the refugee population. To cater to diverse reading skills, the app will incorporate a voice feature compatible with both iOS and Android platforms.

Interfaith Ministries actively seeks content partnerships with organizations, clinics, and stakeholders, aiming to provide authentic and relevant information to vulnerable populations.

The development of the RefugeeCare Navigator App is made possible through funding from the US Committee for Refugee and Immigrants (USCRI). This grant aligns with the project’s goal of empowering digital literacy and fostering self-sufficiency among refugee communities. Praveena Lakshmanan, Community Engagement Program Manager, says, “The RefugeeCare Navigator App is a bridge to local resources, addressing the gap between available information on the internet and the authentic resources needed by our diverse clients. By curating content and forming partnerships with various stakeholders, we aim to build a relevant and accessible resource for refugees and vulnerable populations in Houston.”

Interfaith Ministries’ Refugee Services invites organizations, clinics, and stakeholders to join in content partnerships and contribute to the app’s mission. Whether through articles, videos, or other resources, collaboration is key to ensuring the app’s success in providing valuable information to those in need.

For more information or to explore content partnership opportunities, please contact Praveena Lakshmanan at plakshmanan@imgh.org.


A United Way partner, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.9 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across four counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles thousands of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service, which establishes a positive and lasting impact on the Greater Houston community through organized service and leadership through Volunteer Houston and SERVE HOUSTON. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/.

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