Help Just In Time For Resettlement Arrivals


San Antonio is anticipating the resettlement of many individuals and families from Afghanistan. These newest arrivals are part of the Special Immigrant Visas program, whereby Afghans who worked for the US military in Afghanistan in a variety of capacities, seek safety in the US. Some may have served the military as interpreters, others may have served as mechanics, nurses, drivers, … Read More

Planned Parenthood South Texas


A New Community Partner – Planned Parenthood South Texas On a limited annual budget, the Center for Refugee Services (CRS) works hard to identify other community partners to supply our clients with product for women and teens’ monthly periods. CRS distributes around 125 packets of pads monthly. Such product can be costly for a low-income family, with sometimes multiple female … Read More

Honoring Mothers and their new Babies with Baby Bags


It is a new year and a time of new beginnings. New COVID-19 vaccines are here. CRS is actively helping our clients to schedule vaccine appointments. Many have been particularly hard hit by the economic impact of the pandemic, having suffered illness and loss of their minimum wage jobs. But help from our generous community was on the way. Every … Read More

Recent Donations to CRS’s Clients


Diapers The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) has shown tremendous generosity to the Center for Refugee Services’ clients over the years.  Providing CRS with almost 13,000 size 4 diapers from their Bishop’s Storehouse regional headquarters in Colorado on an annual basis.  Additionally, Eagle Scout LDS members have collected need feminine hygiene product and diapers for … Read More

It Takes A Village To Heal A Child


Recently the Center for Refugee Services worked with one of our families to provide their child with lifesaving surgery performed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCH) in Ohio. One of our client families had a child who was born with a condition that both seriously compromised his health, ability to live a full life and participate in normal school age activities … Read More

Products Available During Pandemic


Pandemic or no pandemic, the need for diapers for children under age 4 and for sanitary pads for women and teen girls of reproductive age, goes unabated. Such needs are costly, particularly on a household that is low, or even worse during the Pandemic, no income. The Center for Refugee Services (CRS) tries to make some free products available each … Read More