Center For Refugee Services
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Children's Art Donation
“Would you like to help the Center for Refugee Services? Purchase our Children’s Art donation cards to send to someone. Choose between our Holiday or special occasion cards. For $15, you will receive a card and envelope for you to mail to that special person.”
Go to our Donation page for more information and to fill out a request form.
Helping Afghan Families
Center for Refugee Services is actively engaged in helping new Afghan families that are coming to San Antonio from Afghanistan as well as refugees from other dangerous areas around the world. We are committed to providing our new neighbors with household items, hygiene supplies, and baby needs in addition to social services. If you are able to help us with this effort, please see make a donation today so that we can purchase the items that families need.
We regret we can no longer have ability to accept and transport furniture to our newcomers. The assigned resettlement agency provides housing and our previous program supplemented the cost of setting up the new home. Please contact the Resettlement Services of Texas, RAICES, and Catholic Charities of San Antonio resettlement agencies for their program. We are accepting new and gently used small household items as mentioned. Please see our ‘Donate’ page for instructions.
For updates on the latest news coming out of Afghanistan see US Department of State website.
Warning: As much as we would love to be in the situation to hire staff members to increase our service capabilities, we have not published any employment information. Please consider all emails offering employment to be scams. We sincerely regret this.
What Does CRS Do?
The Center for Refugee Services assists more than 1,000 clients a year. They are legally resettled refugees who have come from more than 20 countries torn by violence, war, and human rights abuses to make their home in San Antonio.
Since 2010, more than 10,000 individuals have resettled in San Antonio as permanent residents; after five years, most apply for U.S. citizenship.
CRS is the only independent nonprofit agency that works exclusively to promote the successful community integration of legally resettled refugees.
Can you help by donating to support our work in the community?
What We Provide
Our center helps legally resettled refugees to acclimate to their new lives by providing language classes, job placement assistance, and cultural orientation programs.
We are able to offer language classes, guidance, tutoring & scholarships.
Health & Wellness
REFUGEES RESETTLED IN THE UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE DIVERSITY AND ENRICHMENT OF OUR COUNTRY.
Guidestar Gold Status
We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous grants:
The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation
Richard D. Huff Foundation
San Antonio Area Foundation - Access to Care
San Antonio Area Foundation - Capacity Building
Why is the Center for Refugee Services Important?
Countries of Origin Include:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Central African Republic, etc.
The legally resettled refugees that we help have fled their home countries due to conflict or persecution and have gone through a rigorous vetting process before being granted legal resettlement in the United States.
We work with community members and organizations to ensure that these refugees are welcomed and integrated into the fabric of our society.
It is not an easy task, but we are committed to helping these individuals rebuild their lives and create new beginnings in their adopted home.