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The RST Austin office began operating in 2003. It is affiliated with the Episcopal Migration Ministries to provide services to refugees and asylees, and it works in partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to serve survivors of trafficking through our Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program!

500 East St. Johns Ave. 
Suite 1.280
Austin, TX 78752
T: (512) 472-9472
F: (512) 377-2233


RST Austin primarily serves newly arrived refugees with their initial resettlement into the local community. As started in our Austin office, the Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP) provides services to both domestic and foreign survivors of trafficking. RST Austin also offers comprehensive supplementary programs designed for long-term integration and ongoing support. Visit our about page to learn more!

  • Resettlement Services
  • Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP)
  • Job readiness training and placement
  • Legal Services
  • Medical Case Management
  • Social Adjustment Services
  • Refugee Youth Mentoring Program
  • Central American Minors Refugee Program Application (CAM-AOR)
  • Refugee Cash Assistance
  • English as a Second Language


*Please email the Volunteer Coordinator at for more information on how you can currently serve our clients in the community!*

Volunteer with RST Austin to serve refugees, asylees and survivors of trafficking in your community!

Our top 5 opportunities include:

  • Apartment Setups: Make an apartment a new home for an arriving refugee family!

  • Clinic Missions: Assist families and individuals with getting to and navigating important medical appointments.

  • Bus Orientations: Teach a new Austinite to use the bus system! Mobility is one of the most important steps to self sufficiency.

  • Airport Pickups: Welcome a new family at the airport and provide them with a warm meal their first day in Austin!

  • In-Home English: Provide English lessons to a beginner speaker for 1 hour/ week, 12 week commitment.

Volunteer Orientation & Training's are held once a month- see our full volunteer calendar and sign up HERE!



Interested in giving in-kind donations to our Austin office that go directly to the families we serve?! Check out the list below for the most needed items for newly arrived families or visit our Amazon Wishlist!

Donations accepted:
Gift cards (HEB, Walmart)
Bus passes (1 week or 1 month)

Please see our Amazon wishlist or contact Lauren Rizzo at to coordinate a donation. 



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