YMCA International’s Refugee Resettlement program assists refugees who are forcibly displaced from their native countries due to persecution based on their race, religion, ethnicity, political opinion or their belonging to a particular social group. The resettlement program provides housing, food, basic supplies and temporary financial services in order to help refugees begin their new lives in the United States.  

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Donations to Support Resettled Refugees



YMCA International Services’ Refugee Employment Department works with employers in the Houston area to fill staffing needs from our qualified pool of refugee candidates. Our goal is to assist new arrivals to our country quickly reach self-sufficiency.

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The Trafficked Persons Assistance Program works to identify and assist foreign and domestic victims of human trafficking. We seek to improve the quality of life for victims of human trafficking through culturally competent case management services.   In addition to providing direct client services, the program raises awareness in the community through education and outreach.  

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YMCA International Services provides counseling or representation to individuals seeking immigration assistance.  Assistance is available for asylum seekers, victims of domestic violence, crime victims, or victims of human trafficking.  Services also include family reunification visas, adjustment of status and naturalization applications.  On our “Walk-in-Wednesdays,” individuals can discuss their immigration case with an Immigration Attorney, BIA Accredited Representative or an Immigration Case Manager during the hours of 9am-3pm.  Some consultations may require a $40 consultation fee.  

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Family Strengthening Classes and Case Management