The RST Fort Worth office was founded in 1996 and is affiliated with Church World Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Since its inception, RST Fort Worth has provided resettlement services to more than 2,500 refugees, asylees, and other displaced persons. The Fort Worth Service Center has recently moved its operations to la Gran Plaza in south Fort Worth.
RST Fort Worth offers programs to assist refugees with basic needs and services during their initial resettlement to the U.S. Refugee clients are also provided with case management and financial assistance while they work to meet the challenges of transitioning to the local community. FW now offers counseling and group psycho-social therapy through a partnership with Center for Survivors of Torture. Visit our About page to learn more!
- Resettlement Services
- Job Readiness Training and Placement
- English Language Program
- Social Adjustment Services
- Refugee Cash Assistance
- Medical Case Management
- Central American Minor Refugee Program Application (CAM-AOR)
- Community Wellness
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Volunteer with RST Fort Worth to serve refugees, asylees and survivors of trafficking in your community!
Our top 3 opportunities include:
- Apartment Setups: Make an apartment a new home for an arriving refugee family!
- Airport Pickups: Welcome a new family at the airport and provide them with a warm meal their first day in Fort Worth!
- Clinic Missions: Assist families and individuals with getting to and navigating important medical appointments.
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 Fort Worth office that go directly to the families we serve?! Check out the list below for the most needed items for newly arrived families!
Gift cards (Kroger or Walmart)
Laptops/ Computers (with all parts! RST does not accept monitors by themselves)
TVs (must be working and have all cords!)
Baby/ Children’s items (pack n plays, high chairs, strollers, car seats [can’t be expired], lightly used toys, children’s books, baby clothing)
Baby formula (not expired)
Diapers and wipes- all sizes!
Bikes and helmets (must have good tires!), bike locks
NEW blankets and sheets
Rugs (not dirty or heavily worn)
Furniture donations (MUST email Volunteer Coordinator @ email@example.com to coordinate delivery with family)
Donations NOT accepted:
Seasonal Items- Xmas trees, holiday decor
*Donations are accepted Monday- Thursday 8:30-4:30 and before noon on Fridays*