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Welcome Teams

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BUILD A WELCOME TEAM

Welcome Teams are made of community, business or faith groups that pair with a refugee family during their initial resettlement in Texas. Building a Welcome Team is an enriching experience that benefits recently-arrived refugees as well as those who sponsor them. 

A Welcome Team engages in, and improves the quality of, a refugee’s resettlement by providing extra assistance, time, advice, and material goods vital to fulfilling the needs of newly arrived refugees. Refugees learn English, integrate into their local community, and achieve success at higher rates with the support of a Welcome Team than without.

Welcome Teams are integral partners in resettling refugees as they provide extra, individualized care to help the family become self-sufficient. Welcome Teams can be tailored to suit the capability and schedule of your community group, business or congregation.

 

WELCOME TEAMS MAY:

  • Welcome the refugee family at the airport
  • Furnish and set up an apartment
  • Gather or contribute monetary and/or in-kind donations
  • Orient the refugee family to the local community
  • Provide transportation to medical appointments or job interviews
  • Help with school enrollment for the children
  • Teach the refugee family about American culture and customs while learning about another culture too
  • Be a friend and support network for a newly-arrived refugee family

 

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AS A WELCOME TEAM OR INDIVIDUALLY, PLEASE VISIT OUR VOLUNTEER PAGE.

  • Bivens Foundation
  • St. Davids Foundation
    St. Davids Foundation
  • Child Welfare Fund
    Child Welfare Fund
  • State Employee Charitable Campaign

  • UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
    UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Hope Supply Co.
    Hope Supply Co.
  • Pro Literacy
    Pro Literacy
  • BCBSTX
    BCBSTX
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
    Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
  • United Way of Cameron County
    United Way of Cameron County
  • United Way Dallas
    United Way Dallas
  • Tableau
    Tableau
  • Amarillo Area Foundation
    Amarillo Area Foundation
  • All Together ATX
    All Together ATX
  • City of Austin- Office of Equity
    City of Austin- Office of Equity
  • One Star Foundation
    One Star Foundation
  • City of Dallas
    City of Dallas
  • Shapiro Foundation
    Shapiro Foundation
  • Trusted World
    Trusted World
  • Frost Bank
    Frost Bank
  • Alamo Drafthouse
    Alamo Drafthouse
  • HEB
    HEB
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