Amaanah Refugee Services

  • TX


10333 Harwin Suite 510

United States

About Us


Amaanah Refugee Services mission is to assist refugees with integration into American society. 

The Beginning

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 ( 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.

Amaanah’s Programs

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.