Houston Afghan Resettlement Fund

You can help Afghan families as they build new lives in Houston. Your gift will be distributed among participating resettlement agencies.

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They helped us. We can help them.

For over two decades, Afghans worked alongside our troops, diplomats, and other government employees as interpreters, cultural advisors, drivers, and more. With the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, tens of thousands of our Afghan allies and their families became targets, in grave danger of retaliation from the Taliban.

Now, thousands of Afghans fled their homeland to come to the U.S. seeking safety.  Resettlement agencies in Houston continue to receive Afghan evacuee families, after the initial rush of arrivals.

Your gifts help Afghan families build new lives.

When our Afghan allies and their families arrive they often have no money, nowhere to stay, and nothing to eat. They arrive with only what they can carry after moving quickly to flee, leaving their worldly possessions and financial resources behind.

Unfortunately, many Afghan families do not receive enough support from the U.S. government to start a new life in our community. Private funds are needed to fill the gap.

You can help Afghan families by providing the private funds that resettlement agencies require to welcome and support these families as they find a path to self-sufficiency.

How money will be distributed

Your gifts to the Houston Afghan Resettlement Fund will be distributed to four social service agencies with decades of experience in working with refugees and other newcomers to our community: The Alliance, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston,
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and the YMCA of Greater Houston International Services.

Catholic Charities serves as the fiscal agent for the fund.  Tax ID 74-1109733.
Questions about the fund may be directed here.

Your help is needed as we continue to welcome Afghan arrivals!

If you’re an employer and willing to provide jobs for Afghan evacuees, please contact any of the participating agencies to share opportunities: The Alliance, Catholic Charities, Interfaith Ministries, and the YMCA.

Houston Afghan Resettlement Collaborative

The Alliance

The Alliance welcomes and empowers those who face financial, educational, health, language or cultural barriers to realizing their dreams. The Alliance offers a broad range of social services to create opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and other underserved residents to attain their goals for self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Catholic Charities brings help and hope to families and individuals through its network of life-changing programs that work together to alleviate poverty. Program services help people achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity. We are guided by the Catholic faith to serve people of all beliefs and backgrounds.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

A United Way agency, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries’ Refugee Services program, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston annually.


The YMCA of Greater Houston was founded 135 years ago as a place where all people could find hope, fellowship, and healing. Today we are actively and visibly improving outcomes for all by working side-by-side with our neighbors to support critical community needs. Together we can create opportunity and change futures by restoring hope and building stability for our newcomers.