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When schools reopen this August, we want our children to be ready! We would like to provide filled backpacks for our newest residents (2017-2021) who arrived in San Antonio through local resettlement programs.
 
We invite you to donate school supplies & backpacks to achieve the goal of 500 backpacks for pre-K through grade 12.
 
Volunteers are also welcome to pack and/or distribute Monday-Friday (July 26 -30 from 10 am to 3 pm)
 

Please bring backpacks/donations or volunteer:
8134 Fredericksburg Rd
(Resurgent Church)

Sunday, July 25 3-6 pm
Monday, July 26
Tuesday, July 27 10 am- 3 pm

Questions & to schedule a volunteer slot fill out our form here or call 210-445-6468

“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.

Our Services

Education

We are able to offer language classes, guidance, tutoring & scholarships

Health & Wellness

We provide assistance with household goods, food programs, baby supplies & more

Employment

This is for legal refugees to get help finding a job, guidance and mentoring

Classes

We are able to provide legal refugees with citizenship, sewing and music classes

ESL Classes

English as a Second Language classes for legal refugees who need help with basic English

Community Support

Through the year, we have events to help our legal refugees attain a better quality of life

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REFUGEES RESETTLED IN THE UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE DIVERSITY AND ENRICHMENT OF OUR COUNTRY.

US Dept of State Report to Congress

Located in the heart of the refugee community:

CRS has 5 core staff members, of which only 2 are funded, with 30 auxiliary volunteers (including multilingual refugees and public health/mental health graduate students).

In 2018 CRS obtained first-time grant/donation to fund two salaried full-time program managers, which has continued, providing for greater service efficiency and a seamless continuum of client care.

Why is the Center for Refugee Services Important?

 

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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.

Countries of origin include:

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Eritrea
  • Sudan
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Central African Republic, etc.

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?

Guidestar Gold Status

$15,000

Richard D. Huff Foundation




2021 Grant

$10,000

Baptist Health Foundation of
San Antonio
2020-2021 Grant

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$7,400

The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation



2020 Grant




If you have questions or want additional information, 
please contact us.