Community Support


Community support is vital to refugee success:

Legally resettled refugees contribute to the enrichment of San Antonio, becoming dependable employees and reliable neighbors who contribute positively to the diversity of our community.

Following resettlement, refugee families are extremely vulnerable and underserved. They fled their homes due to religious and ethnic persecution.  CRS focuses on refugees’ ongoing unmet needs, recognizing that self-sufficiency and successful community integration is a process rather than a time-limited event.


Free Health Clinic

For uninsured refugees. Takes place at St. Francis Episcopal Church every Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m.

The free health clinic is staffed and managed by UTHSCA Medical School, Nursing School, and Dental School.


Baby Bags Needed

For newborns. Contact the office for details about what items should be included.


New Baby Clothes Welcome

For infants up to 12 months of age.


Baby Strollers

New or gently used strollers.


Family Hygiene Kits

Soap, toothpaste, new toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet paper, new brushes.



Coat drive and distribution of new and gently used coats is conducted in early fall.


Donations for Scholarships

Donations to fund scholarships for newly graduated high school students, for adults pursuing occupational skills training, and for adults who are working and want to pursue a college degree.



Toy drive and distribution of new toys is conducted in December.


School Supplies

An annual school supply donation drive and distribution event takes place at the beginning of each school year.


Donations of Household Goods

Donations of new or gently used household items to help newly arrived refugee families are welcomed.

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