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Everyone deserves equal access to the American dream.
We believe that refugees and immigrants deserve to thrive in America, not merely survive.
To make this a reality in Houston, we offer education, relief, mentorship, and athletic programs for a truly 360-degree approach to assimilation.
Our attitude towards immigration reflects who we are as a community. By coming together and helping new Americans, we are honoring our ancestors and uniting a stronger nation. Through your donations and volunteer hours, we can reach our goals and continue to grow.
Amaanah Refugee Services serves a vital role in Houston
One in six Texans today is an immigrant or a child of one, and at Amaanah, we’re embracing Houston’s growing cultural diversity. Our mission is to provide refugee and immigrant families in the Houston area with a compassionate approach to assimilation.
While other refugee services focus heavily on relief and social welfare, Amaanah specifically addresses barriers—such as social isolation and child-learning gaps—that affect assimilation. And with less than 1% of American grants and NGO funding now going to organizations that serve immigrants and refugees, Amaanah has stepped up to provide educational and community resources for Houston’s most vulnerable.
What We Do
To make this a reality in Houston, we need your help to offer education, relief, mentorship, and athletic programs for a truly 360-degree approach to assimilation. From education and career resources to mentorship and social skills, Amaanah Refugee Services takes a holistic approach to supporting our new community.
We help students advance via English lessons and mentorship.
Immediate support for those in need of basic human necessities.
Goals are exceeded when our youth grow on and off the field.
A powerful circle of sisterhood that helps one another grow.
 American Immigration Council. “Immigrants in Texas.” October 8, 2021: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/research/immigrants_in_texas.pdf
 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Local Foundations, Immigrants & Refugee Populations.” October 8, 2021: https://www.ncrp.org/initiatives/movement-investment-project/our-active-movement-areas/pro-immigrant-and-refugee-movement/2020-local-foundation-funding
 Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research