We work to create opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and underserved residents to achieve their goals for self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.


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clients served across 17 programs


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Services and Programs

Adult Education and Training

Educating and enriching lives

Alliance Language Network

Interpretation and translation services

AmeriCorps Literacy

Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps VISTA

Houston Refugee VISTA Project

The Community Cloth

A microenterprise initiative empowering refugee women in Houston

Disaster Recovery Program

Post-disaster and long-term recovery support and services

Driver’s Education and Mobility Center

Increasing opportunity through mobility

Employment Services

Connecting diverse job seekers with skills and employment

Financial Opportunity Center

Helping families and individuals build stronger financial foundations

Kijana Youth Program

Academic, social, and cultural programming for youth

Legal Services Center

Legal services, assistance, and referrals for all

Refugee Services

Easing the arrival process for refugees through supportive services

Wellness Center

Professional counseling and community wellness center

SBA Microlending Program

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What does it mean
to be a refugee?

About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries. Others, referred to as refugees, sought shelter outside their own country. But what does that term really mean? Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain.

Recent News

  • The Alliance has been approved for the fifth year extension of the Houston Refugee VISTA Project! The Project brings together eight participating sites and a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members who are responsible for building the capacity of organizations serving refugees in the areas of health, education,......

  • The Alliance hosted a grand opening reception for its new The Alliance East office located at the Magnolia Multi-Service Center on Friday, March 1. We were joined by staff and board members, representatives from the Magnolia Multi-Service Center, elected officials, and our community partners to......

  •   The Alliance Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) welcomed participants from the Bridges to Career Opportunities National Meeting this week, offering an office tour and overview of our many programs and services. The three-day conference brought together FOC representatives from across the country to share best practices for improving the......

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