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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Services and Programs

Adult Education and Training

Educating and enriching lives

Alliance Language Network

Interpretation and translation services

Disaster Recovery Program

Post-disaster and long-term recovery

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

Refugee Services

Easing the arrival process for refugees through supportive services

The Community Cloth

A microenterprise initiative empowering refugee women in Houston

Wellness Center

Professional counseling and community wellness center

Refugee Family Child Care Program

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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

  •   On June 28th, in honor of Pride Month and World Refugee Day, The Alliance partnered with the City of Houston Office of New Americans, ACLU of Texas, Human Rights First, Refugee Council USA, and YMCA International Services to host a symposium highlighting the unique journeys......

  •   Dear Friends, Today June 1st, International Children’s Day is observed by many countries, a day that is very dear to our hearts at The Alliance. Children are the clients that most drive us to create a better future in which they can thrive. What......

  •   The first ever Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Conference took place on Saturday, April 21st at the University of St. Thomas. The conference was a collaborative effort coordinated by The Alliance, United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), and the University of St. Thomas Center......

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