Central Texas Office for Refugees (CTOR)
CTOR is a distinct program of RST that serves as Texas' Region 3 Replacement Designee for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). CTOR administers, monitors, and supports local refugee resettlement agencies contracted to provide assistance such as refugee support services and cash and medical assistance to ORR-served populations. CTOR is 100% federally funded.
CTOR is a member of the Texas Refugee Programs Coordinating Body working to ensure that all ORR-eligible populations have access to the critical resources needed to help them rebuild their lives in Texas.
TEXAS' REGION 3
Texas' Region 3 encompasses Austin, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande Valley.
OUR TEXAS REGION 3 PARTNERS
Refugee Services of Texas - Austin
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio
Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)
RAICES (San Antonio office)
REGION 3 PROGRAMS
- Job readiness classes
- On-the-job training
- Job placement
- Vocational training
- Professional Recertification
- English language instruction
- Legal services
- Citizenship services
- Adjustment of status
Social Adjustment Services
- Case management
- Application for state and local benefits Removal of barriers to:
Cash and Medical Assistance
ORR-eligible populations not eligible for TANF may receive RCA for up to 8 months ORR-eligible populations not eligible for Medicaid may receive RMA.
What is a "Regional Replacement Designee"?
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), under the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, provides funding for supportive services programs, including social services, cash assistance and medical assistance for refugees who are resettled through the US Reception and Placement (R&P) program under the US Department of State. ORR provides funding to state governments that contract with local refugee resettlement agencies to provide services. In cases where a state government does not wish to participate in these programs, ORR may provide the funding through alternate channels.
According to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 45) 400.301, the Director of ORR is authorized to appoint a Replacement Designee to administer the provision of assistance and services to ORR served populations when a state withdraws from the refugee resettlement program.
Who are the other Regional Designees?
Texas has 4 Regional Replacement Designees:
Region 1 (WTOR-IRC) oversees Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Midland
Region 2 (NTOR-Catholic Charities Fort Worth) oversees Dallas, Fort Worth
Region 3 (CTOR-RST) oversees Austin, San Antonio, RGV
Region 4 (STOR-YMCA of Greater Houston) oversees Houston
How do I contact CTOR?
To learn more about CTOR and the programs offered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.