REFUGEES IN HOUSTON
Facts About Refugees
- 60 million+: people have been displaced as refugees around the world
- 10 million: new refugees in the past 12 months, making it the worst refugee crisis since World War II.
- 42,500: new refugees each day world wide
- 17 years: average time of displacement
- 51%: percentage of refugees that are children
- ~100,000: of the 10 million new refugees in the past 12 months, 100,000 (or 1%) have been resettled through government resettlement agencies
- ~75,000: refugees resettled in the United States from October 2014 to October 2015; more than any other country combined
- 500-700: children coded as refugees each year within Houston ISD
Houston is the most diverse city in the nation. Harris County alone welcomes about 30 of every 1,000 refugees that the UN resettles anywhere in the world. There is not a city in the United States and the world that receives more resettled refugees than Houston. If it were to be a country it would be the 4th largest country to accept refugees. God moves nations around the world for His purpose. We strongly believe that God is bringing refugees here so that they would hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and be transformed. We provide weekly ESL classes and soccer training for the youth to start the deep relationship process with them.
How Can You Serve Refugees In Houston:
Become a Mentor
Hundreds of refugees move to Houston without understanding the language, culture, and etc. They need us to come alongside them and help them to start a new life in a completely different world for them.
This is one of the biggest needs in the refugee communities. While kids and youth are able to pick up English while attending school, their parents do not have the same opportunity. We offer English classes every Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
Donate Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies
Contact us for more information on how to drop off supplies.
Become a Coach at a Soccer Discipleship Site
Soccer is an international language that connects millions of people together. It is a huge dream for many international kids to play soccer when they move here, but the reality is that playing soccer on a club team is extremely expensive and most families cannot afford it. We saw that as an opportunity to start soccer teams and coach kids not just soccer, but life. Playing soccer is not a required skill to be a coach. What is required is to love kids and wanting to coach them life.