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West Texas A&M professor Sara Makki Alamdari brings to the Board years of experience as a case manager for refugees

Chhean brings nearly ten years of administrative experience and personal experience as a child of refugees to the RST Board of Directors

Max Hoberman, renowned for his pioneering work on blockbuster franchises like Halo and Call of Duty, will serve on the board of the state’s largest refugee resettlement agency

Holmes brings to the Board of Directors her experience in assisting asylum seekers with the American legal system

Novacek will bring his administrative and corporate management skills from the world-renowned technology company to Refugee Services of Texas as a Board Member

“These volunteers are absolutely critical to the mission of helping people get fresh starts,” he said. “We like to say ‘open hearts and fresh starts’ and the Bee Cave group is the open hearts.”

Thank you to our friends at Rio Valley Relief Project!

RST's Response to the Bide-Harris Executive Order on Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees

Eager to learn more about RST's leadership and our expanding programs?! Get to know more about our CEO, Russell Smith and about the inside workings of RST - we're on The ATX Podcast with Dan Riley!

Click on the link below to listen to the full episode!

Though the Covid-19 virus has drastically affected independent musicians, canceling months of concerts and gigs, and decimating their ability to earn money, twenty-five DFW musicians have banded together to help raise money and awareness for a population of people with even greater struggles than their own. The group of singer-songwriters, along with notable band and orchestral musicians, have joined forces as the Fort Worth Musicians Choir, to support the area’s struggling refugee community, with the release of their grand version of the Willie Nelson classic “Living in the Promiseland.”

"We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to make Texas the first U.S. state to halt refugees from being resettled in 2020."

When it comes right down to it, working in the refugee resettlement world is as much about
helping people as it is about investing in the nation’s future. In the business of refugee
resettlement, the forecast may not always be clear, but the returns are nothing but pure hope
and joy.

RST is proud to announce that we are now on the path to serving asylum seekers.

Dallas is the first city in Texas to earn the Certified Welcoming status in recog­nition of inclusiveness and integration of immigrants.

Each year, the president decides how many refugees the country will allow in. This year, it's just 18,000 for the 2020 fiscal year, 12,000 fewer than in 2019.

Refugee Services of Texas' Development Director, Ashley Faye, is interviewed by The Non Profit Growth Show Podcast.

Good afternoon. My name is Russell Smith, and I recently started as the new CEO of Refugee Services of Texas. I am writing to introduce myself, to let you know about RST's response to the crisis at the border, and to ask for your help...

This week marks the annual celebration of World Refugee Day.

In the past five weeks, U.S. officials have separated more than 2,300 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Leading up to World Refugee Day this year, the U.S. government has targeted for criminal prosecution parents and children fleeing violence and persecution, and seeking asylum in America. This unconscionable practice is needlessly tearing apart families and inflicting senseless harm on children and parents alike. It must stop immediately...

Sara Galaso, RST Fort Worth Volunteer and Online ESL teacher, arranges oranges in a small glass bowl. She is preparing the Ladera Palms Apartments clubhouse for the second RST baby shower for several new moms to be and refugee mothers who are happy to welcome a new sibling to the family...

Several groups of women sit huddled around fold-out tables at the Ladera Palms Apartment Clubhouse in Fort Worth, Texas. They are whispering amongst each other, asking questions, laughing and smiling at one another in between a presentation on dental hygiene. These women have made the treacherous journey to the United States as refugees. They are from Somalia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, and Eritrea. They speak multiple languages and are now in the process of learning English with the help of Refugee Services of Texas’ (RST) ESL classes...

The holiday season is a time of giving. As we gather around with our friends and family we reflect on our own blessings, and feel compelled by gratitude to give back.

RST works hard everyday to serve clients and empower them to thrive in their new Texas homes. This holiday season, you can join RST in serving refugees and other displaced people. We need your support to continue doing the work we love, so we can better serve our truly remarkable clients. There are many ways to give the gift of hope to give this holiday season all of which will go toward improving and stabilizing the lives of our clients...

As we end gather around the last month of the new year, RST wants to #ShineALight on refugees, and we need your help. Over the past month, we have shined lights on programs and clients at RST, such as Women’s Future, Raghad, The Unaccompanied Children’s Program, and RST artists. Now we are asking you, to help us shine a light on refugees and other displaced people...

"I chose RST for my internship because I fervently believe in the dignity, agency and sanctity of each human life." say Demi Gnerlich, Refugee Services of Texas' (RST) Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) Resettlement Intern...

“The United States is the land of freedom and opportunity,” says former SIV, Raghad. “Here I know that my kids are safe.”

The announcement by the White House to cap the number of refugee arrivals at 45,000 for the 2018 fiscal year represents the lowest admissions figure for the United States in decades and puts the lives of tens of thousands of people needlessly at risk. This shameful decision is not based in fact and will also harm America and the international community...

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