Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston's Refugee Services department, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, Episcopal Migration Ministries and Church World Service, resettles legal refugees fleeing their homeland in fear of political, social or religious persecution. IM helps refugees from around the world make new lives in America.
Today there are an estimated 13 to 15 million refugees throughout the world, with women and children constituting the majority of these displaced people. Each year, hundreds of these refugee families arrive in Houston through Interfaith Ministries.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to support our refugee services, please click here. A donation of $25.00 can provide school uniforms for one refugee child. If you would like to conduct a donation drive, or make an individual donation, view our wish list for items needed to help make a new home for refugees.
In the past thirty years, Interfaith Ministries' Refugee Services has served refugees from over thirty countries.
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, through its services and support, 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.
Get your house of worship or community organization to sponsor a family. Follow each step of the resettlement process, from picking them up at the airport to celebrating their completion of the program. A six-month commitment. For more information, contact Ali Al Sudani, Director by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collect basic house wares, school supplies, or other items for newly-arrived families. Individual donations may be dropped off at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Pick-ups are available for some items. See our wish list.
If you would like to Host a Drive, please click here for materials to help you with your drive.
IM helps refugees from around the world become productive citizens. You can help by providing a job to a refugee or give networking advice. Refugees come to the United States with various professions and skills and are looking to work hard for the American Dream.
Give refugees what they want most — the chance to secure a good job. For more information contact Ali Al Sudani.
The goal of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Refugee Services Program is the successful resettlement of newly arrived refugees into the greater Houston area. Available volunteer opportunities include: Pick up new clients at the airport, help ready apartments for new clients, take clients for appointments or job interviews, provide language translation and interpretation, assist with office work and filing at the Interfaith Ministries office, teach ESL and teach the METRO system.
Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Interfaith Ministries provides refugees with housing when they first arrive.
English classes are taught for both adults and children by volunteers. To volunteer to teach ESL classes, please use the form below.
Moving across the world to a new culture can be a shock for some refugees. Interfaith Ministries helps refugees acclimate to their new life in Houston. Please fill out the form if you would like to volunteer to help with cultural orientation.
Interfaith Ministries helps children enroll in school so that they can continue their education.
It's important that refugees become self-sufficient and productive Houstonians. Interfaith Ministries helps refugees find employment and take part in the American Dream. If you would like to help provide employment to refugees, please use the form. For more information contact Ali Al Sudani