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Refugee Support Services

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) service is through contracts with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC). RCA helps individuals with eligible immigrant statuses (refugees, asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, and victims of trafficking) by providing cash, medical assistance (Refugee Medical Assistance program), and assistance with the food program during their first eight months in the United States.

Since the income and resource requirement must be abided by, the individual or family must have resources that satisfy the Federal Poverty Income Limit (FPIL). The payment standard of the service depends on the family size and the need for housing assistance.

Housing and Donation Center

The Housing and Donation Center provides furniture that meets basic living needs to refugee families and individuals who are transitioning into their own living quarters.

In collaboration with the Catholic parishes, the Catholic schools, the Dallas community and St. Vincent De Paul, Housing and Donation Center is able to acquire basic household furnishings. We coordinate the transfer of unwanted, gently used furniture from our community partners or community members who are wishing to dispose of the goods, and deliver to those refugees who are desperately in need.

The goal of the Housing and Donation Center is to provide 100% services to every refugee case, which leads to an end result of increased chances for self-sufficiency, higher levels of self-esteem, and long-term stability.

Donations we accept:

  • Gently used clothing
  • Furniture
  • Various household items such as dishes, utensils and appliances

For more information about donations and to schedule a pickup, please contact Edwin Chinchilla at 972.246.6027.