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Amaanah Refugee Services mission is to assist refugees with integration into American society.
With the urge to giveback running in their blood, a small group of University of Houston students came together in 2006 and discovered the large-scale depravity of thousands of isolated refugees in their own city. After trying to help by collecting food and clothing, they quickly realized that giving short-term support would not offer sustainable solutions for the many obstacles facing refugees. As a result, in 2008, Amaanah Refugee Services (http://www.refugeelink.com) was established to not only help families acquire general day-to-day necessities, but also provide afterschool support to children, and skill development for adults entering the workforce. From a handful of volunteers at its inception to now over 600 strong, Amaanah’s mission is to serve as a friend to all refugees, committed to rebuilding their journey towards self-sufficiency and complete integration as productive members of American society.
Amaanah Refugee Services is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity with tax ID number 26-3047598. Amaanah does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or religious belief.
Financial Assistance: Amaanah partners with multiple agencies to provide refugees with rental assistance and case management services.
In-Kind Donations: Amaanah partners with the Houston Furniture Bank to provide furniture and household items to refugee families.
After-School Education: Amaanah partners with local school districts to provide academic and social support to refugee students in elementary and middle school.
Volunteer Events: Amaanah hosts multiple volunteer events throughout the year to engage volunteers from the community to get involved in serving and mentoring refugee families.