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!
*Parking is found directly in front or behind the building. Do not park in the lot adjacent the building- they tow!
RST Houston offers a number of case management and cash assistance programs to eligible refugees, asylees and survivors of trafficking. The RST Houston Service Center also provides case management and supportive services to unaccompanied immigrant children (UAC) released from federal custody. Visit our About page to learn more!
- Resettlement Services
- Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program
- Job readiness training and placement
- English Language Training
- Social Adjustment Services
- Refugee Cash Assistance
- Central American Minor Refugee Program Application (CAM-AOR)
VOLUNTEER WITH RST
*Volunteer opportunities are very limited during this time as we practice social-distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please email the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can currently serve our clients in the community!*
RST Houston has many opportunities for YOU to get involved - below are the top 5 ways you can serve at our Houston office:
Front Desk Assistance
Volunteer Orientation & Training's are held once a month- see our full volunteer calendar and sign up HERE!
Our Amazon Wish List has the most current in-kind
donation needs for newly arriving refugee families.
RST loves celebrating our clients who are expecting new arrivals to their family! 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!
Interested in hosting a baby shower? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or call (713) 644-6224 for more details!
- Gently Used Household Items (Kitchen Appliances, Utensils, Bedroom supplies, bathroom items, etc)
- All school supplies (backpacks must be mesh only)
- Hygiene items and baby items(diapers and wipes)
- Blankets, towels, comforters, sheets, linens, and mattresses - must be new.
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*