How Will We Serve Our Refugee Neighbors?
January 15th, 2015 | John Chandler
This past Sunday, we hosted Katie from Refugee Services of Texas. She helped us understand the situation for refugees who have been relocated to Austin.
Refugees arrive in Austin from across the world, often due to religious or political persecution. One major group that has found a home here is refugee’s from Myanmar. Their situation is captured well by this video:
According to their website :
Refugee Services of Texas, Inc. is a not-for-profit social service agency guided by principles of human compassion and dignity committed to providing quality services for refugees, asylees, and survivors of trafficking. The five RST offices throughout the state provide resettlement services and programs designed for the local communities we serve. Working in partnership with faith-based communities, businesses, and volunteers, we provide our clients with resources, referrals, education, and guidance to ensure their success in leading self-sufficient lives in Texas.
The neighboring team is working to get to know North/Central Austin better and discover ways we can be good neighbors.
Sunday, January 25, is their next meeting for the Neighboring team. The purpose will to determine how we can best partner with RSTX to love our neighbors. If you would like to be a part of this conversation.
The meeting will take place at Epoch Circa 13 at 2700 West Anderson Lane from 9:15-10am. Contact Chris Morton if you’d like to join.