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Houston Service Center

The RST Houston office began operating in 2003 to provide resettlement services to refugees and other displaced persons through an affiliation with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). Since that time, more than 1,300 refugees have been assisted through our Houston office!

Programs & Services in Houston

Visit Our Programs page to learn more.

Volunteer with Us

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

Please email Beth, the Community Engagement Coordinator, at for more information on how you can currently serve our clients in the community!

Our Top 5 Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Mentorship
  • Case Aid
  • Front Desk Assistance
  • Interpretation
  • Client Transportation

Volunteer orientation and training is held once a month. See our full volunteer calendar and sign up HERE!

Host a Baby Shower!

RST loves celebrating our clients who are expecting new arrivals to their families! Baby showers are hosted throughout the year, and our Amazon Baby Registry is the perfect place to help these moms-to-be get everything they'll need to welcome their new baby to Texas! The Amazon Baby Registry will be updated on an as-needed basis.

Are you interested in hosting a baby shower? Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Beth, at, for more details!

In-Kind Donations

Interested in giving in-kind donations to our Houston 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 Wish List!

Donations accepted:

  • Gently Used Household Items (Kitchen Appliances, utensils, bathroom items, etc)
  • All school supplies (Backpacks must be mesh only)
  • Hygiene items and baby items (formula, diapers, and wipes)
  • New blankets, towels, comforters, sheets, linens, and mattresses

Donations NOT accepted:

  • All clothing and shoes

Please take clothing to West Houston Assistance Ministries, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, Catholic Charities, YMCA-International Services, or Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.

Donations are accepted Monday- Thursday 8:30-4:30 and before noon on Fridays. For any questions or additional information, please email the Houston Community Engagement Coordinator, Beth, at


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