Frequently Asked Questions

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Amaanah is a social service organization that provides New Americans with resources to succeed for a stronger Houston for all. We provide support and life skills to refugee and immigrant families to ensure they have equal access to opportunities for economic success and social prosperity.

In 2008, a group of students from the University of Houston founded Amaanah to address the unmet needs of the refugee population in Houston. Amaanah’s early days began by distributing food, clothes, and funds. Fast forward to more than a decade later, and the business model has changed to a solution-based organization that takes a wholistic approach on preparing new Americans for life in the United States.

A refugee is a person who flees their home country and cannot return because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact and someone from our team will reach out to you.

Amaanah’s mission is to empower vulnerable populations to access social and economic equity through several programs.

Our need for volunteers can fluctuate as different community needs arise. To be added to the volunteer list to be notified when volunteers are needed, please email your information to

Fill in the donation sheet below.  Did you know that thousands of companies match donations by employees to our organization? Please use the search tool below to see if your company will match your donation and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.

At this time for the safety of the community, we are not accepting in-kind clothing donations. However, we may accept in-kind donations of furniture for our home transformation projects if donors can coordinate the transportation of the items. To coordinate please contact us.

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Donations to Amaanah are tax-exempt and zakat eligible. Amaanah maintains strict standards in the distribution of zakat to eligible families. This vital pillar of the Islamic faith allows the Muslim community to purify its wealth, uplift those in need, and promote brotherhood, sisterhood, and shared humanity.


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