Dallas has served as refuge for those fleeing persecution
and violence. Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs Division invite Dallas residents, organizations, and businesses to support resettlement efforts and welcome our immigrant neighbors. Opportunites to engage with Dallas-based refugee resettlement agencies are listed below.
If you are an immigrant or refugee who is in need for immigration support, please review our Welcoming Resource Hub information here.
Learn how to volunteer with Dallas organizations serving refugees. Please note that each refugee resettlement agency will have its own process to check backgrounds and to provide training.
Catholic Charities Volunteer Site
International Rescue Committee Volunteer Site
Refugee Services of Texas Volunteer Site
Additional information and resources are available in the Volunteer
Guide to Refugee Service Agencies in Dallas/Fort Worth created by community leader and Welcoming
Communities and Immigrant Affairs Taskforce member, Linda Abramson Evans.
Refugee Services of Texas - North Texas Giving Day Soccer Festival 2021- Photo by: Ha N. Smith
Find out what financial resources and materials are needed by clicking on the links below. Amazon wishlists will have mailing and delivery information included.
Catholic Charities Donation Site and Amazon Wishlist
International Rescue Committee Donation Site and Amazon Wishlist
Refugee Services of Texas Donation and Amazon Wishlist
Inspired by years of generosity of Hosts, Airbnb.org is partnering with resettlement agencies to fund temporary stays for Afghan refugees. Hosts can help even more people by offering short-term stays for free or at a discount. Even if you’ve never hosted on Airbnb, you can help. Click on link here to learn more.
The Tent Partnership is a network of 200+ large companies that are committed to helping economically integrate Afghans and other refugees in the United States and throughout the world. Learn more by clicking here.
Upwardly Global engages the American business community on behalf of immigrant and refugee professionals to build actionable talent pipeline partnerships, move the mark on inclusive workplaces, and develop corporate facing solutions. UpGlo also works with HR, TA, and social impact teams to develop strategic initiatives to support immigrant and refugee job seekers through onboarding, and then as incumbent workers, as they develop their career pathways forward.
Afghan Special Immigrant Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), Afghan Special Immigrant Conditional Permanent
Residents (CPRs), and Afghans granted parole under the Operation Allies Refuge (OAR) and Operation Allies Welcome
(OAW) programs are allowed to work in the United States. The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, issued a fact sheet that provides general information about some of
their employment rights. Click here to view the fact sheet.
Welcome.US is a national coalition of organizations that is working to welcome Afghan migrants across America. Learn more by clicking here.
History and Background Information
Watch this animated video that explains the process of refugee resettlement, from flight and displacement to arrival and integration, through the true story of a family’s resettlement experience. Click here to access the video.
Read about Afghan refugees and their legal process for resettlement in the US by clicking here.
Refugee Services of Texas - North Texas Giving Day Soccer Festival 2021 - Photo by: Renato Rimach
Thanks to our partners for providing content and reviewing this site including the American Jewish Committee, Catholic Charities of Dallas, International Rescue Committee of Dallas , Refugee Services of Texas - Dallas, Tent Partnership for Refugees and the Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs Taskforce.