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

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  • The Alliance is proud to announce we have been selected as one of only four nonprofit organizations in the country to be a North Highland Nonprofit Partner for 2019.  A dedicated team of consultants from North Highland will be working directly with our staff on......

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