We are able to offer language classes, guidance, tutoring & scholarships
Health & Wellness
We provide assistance with furniture, food program, baby supplies & more
This is for legal refugees to get help finding a job, guidance and mentoring
We are able to provide legal refugees with citizenship, sewing and music classes
English As A Second Language. For legal refugees needing help in understanding English
Through the year, we have events to help our legal refugees get a better quality of life
REFUGEES RESETTLED IN THE UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE DIVERSITY AND ENRICHMENT OF OUR COUNTRY.
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 in 2019, providing for greater service efficiency and a seamless continuum of client care.
Why is the Center for Refugee Services Important?
The Center for Refugee Services assists over 1,000 clients a year. They are legally resettled refugees who have come from over 20 countries torn by violence, war, and human rights abuses to make their home in San Antonio.
Countries of origin include:
- Burma (Myannmar)
- DR Congo
- Central African Republic, etc.
Since 2010 over 10,000 individuals have resettled in San Antonio as permanent residents; after 5 years most apply for US 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
Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation
Ernestine Boylan Shugart Fund and
John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, TX
Richard D. Huff Foundation
If you have any questions or want additional information, please contact us.