Ways To Help

Refugee Services of TexasRefugee Services of Texas is expecting to resettle at least 324 Afghans very soon through the SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) Program. 

  • Watch a video update with our Church & Society Team who sat down with Kaitlin Roberson, Development Associate for RST Dallas and Ft. Worth. Others who are still being evacuated and processed may follow them to North Texas.
  • An Amazon Wishlist has been set up to help you easily provide gift cards for the expected families. Monetary donations can also be made at rstx.org
  • For the latest updates, check out the RSTX's Facebook page.


Afghan resettlement


More and more Afghan allies are being cleared and arriving in communities such as Dallas-Fort Worth to start their new lives in the United States. Our friends at UNITE have shared the following ways in which you can be of service:


The Sponsor Circles is a community-led resettlement initiative that allows Americans to take on the responsibility of welcoming an Afghan newcomer to their communities. Your support will include:

  • Fundraising at least $2,275 per individual welcomed
  • Helping to secure housing
  • Providing basic necessities (furniture, clothing, food, etc.)
  • Assisting in completing relevant paperwork to access documentation and  public benefits for which the newcomers may be eligible
  • Connecting to relevant services, including health care, education and legal assistance
  • Supporting English-language acquisition
  • Helping to secure employment
  • Providing community orientation, friendship and moral support