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YMCA International Services

YMCA International Services Our office helps refugees, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations in the Greater Houston Area through comprehensive services including legal aid, resettlement, case management, employment services, and education.

YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston. It was established in 1978 in response to a large influx of refugees from Southeast Asia and addressed the immediate resettlement needs of those individuals and families who were fleeing from persecution in their home countries. Since that time, YMCA International Services has developed into a multi-service agency that

YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston. It was established in 1978 in response to a large influx of refugees from Southeast Asia and addressed the immediate resettlement needs of those individuals and families who were fleeing from persecution in their home countries. Since that time, YMCA International Services has developed into a multi-service agency that

Operating as usual

03/30/2022
It's time to register for classes!  We'll see you tomorrow.https://bit.ly/3tYVq8M#notaplaceapurpose #ymcainternational
03/28/2022

It's time to register for classes! We'll see you tomorrow.
https://bit.ly/3tYVq8M
#notaplaceapurpose #ymcainternational

Would you like to make a difference in a refugee's life?  YMCA International Services is holding a job fair for many pos...
03/28/2022

Would you like to make a difference in a refugee's life? YMCA International Services is holding a job fair for many positions across departments: immigration, education, case management, and employment services. Join us on April 1st! #notaplaceapurpose #YMCAInternational

Dr. Madeleine Albright, the first woman secretary of state, died yesterday at the age of 84.  Her career and impact on A...
03/24/2022

Dr. Madeleine Albright, the first woman secretary of state, died yesterday at the age of 84. Her career and impact on American history are remarkable: an ambassador, diplomat, and champion of human rights and democracy. We are proud to celebrate this Czech refugee who left a war-torn home to settle in the United States in 1948. #notaplaceapurpose #ymcainternationalservices

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Where you can make an impact in your community? Then look no further and apply t...
03/23/2022

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Where you can make an impact in your community? Then look no further and apply today with YMCA International Services.

We are hiring for a number of positions across all our departments.

To see a list of our open positions visit https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6082553.careers?CareersSearch=

#NotAPlaceAPurpose #YMCAInternationalServices #WereHiring #CommunityImpact

The Home Study and Post Release Services is hiring! The program provides child-centered and trauma-informed services to ...
03/23/2022

The Home Study and Post Release Services is hiring! The program provides child-centered and trauma-informed services to unaccompanied minors and their families. We are hiring 1 Program Director, 10 Family Support Specialist and 3 Case Aides. To apply, please visit our website: https://ymcahouston.org/careers

Let the YMCA help you prepare for and pass the citizenship interview for free.  Register now:  https://form.jotform.com/...
03/21/2022

Let the YMCA help you prepare for and pass the citizenship interview for free. Register now: https://form.jotform.com/200975203902147
Call 713-339-9015 for classes.
Classes start on April 4!
#notaplaceapurpose #ymcainternationalservices

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Need an opportunity for a team building event? Want to bring ...
03/10/2022

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Need an opportunity for a team building event? Want to bring about meaningful change during Spring or Summer break? Look no further than YMCA International Services. We have meaningful and fun volunteer opportunities for all!

Our volunteer opportunities are available now. Visit https://ymcainternational.playerspace.com/register and register to volunteer today!

#NotAPlaceAPurpose #YMCAInternationalServices #VolunteerOpportunities #impactcommunities

It is time for our MAIN EVENT in the " March on Crime" month. We are marching by the HUNDREDS in support of the “One Saf...
03/09/2022

It is time for our MAIN EVENT in the " March on Crime" month. We are marching by the HUNDREDS in support of the “One Safe Houston” public safety initiative that our Mayor Turner & HPD Chief Finner, Asst Chief Basir, Council Member Pollard, State Representative Gene Wu, Judge Garcia, Mexican Consulate, City of Houston-DON, GCAC support. I will continue to update posts when our other Dignitaries have confirmed to join the march. All are welcome to join residents of Gulfton- SW Houston march in support. Be a part of the change Houston needs.
#OneSafeHouston
#alllivesmatter
#saynotogunvoilence
#saynotogangs
#saynotodomesticviolence
#SayNoToFamilyViolence
#saynotohumantrafficking

Update: 45 minutes left to join us at Kendra Scott in Highland Village or City Center! Hope you can stop by or make a pu...
03/08/2022

Update: 45 minutes left to join us at Kendra Scott in Highland Village or City Center! Hope you can stop by or make a purchase online.

Please join us and Kendra Scott in celebrating International Women's Day tomorrow, March 8th. You can participate in store or online to be a part of the celebration!

Proceeds from sales during the celebration will go to support the YMCA's Refugee Resettlement efforts for Afghan women & families.

For online shopping please visit www.kendrascott.com and use code GIVEBACK-BOMMP.

#NotAPlaceAPurpose #YMCAInternationalServices #internationalwomensday #InternationalWomensDay2022 #communitysupport

Thank you to Dr. Stacy Hebert-Schoener, DDS, PLLC!  her office donated hundreds of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental ...
03/04/2022

Thank you to Dr. Stacy Hebert-Schoener, DDS, PLLC! her office donated hundreds of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss to our refugees in need. Thank you for thinking of our clients. #notaplaceapurpose #YMCAInternational

As a refugee resettlement agency, we hear about warfare and oppression on a daily basis. It never gets easier. It breaks...
03/03/2022

As a refugee resettlement agency, we hear about warfare and oppression on a daily basis. It never gets easier. It breaks our hearts to see what is happening in the Ukraine. Our thoughts and prayers are with those of you who are seeking refuge right now - in Afghanistan, Venezuela, the Ukraine, Iraq, the DRC, Eritrea, Yemen, and so many other places. We hate when people have to flee their countries, their loved ones, and their homes, and we hope that there will be a day soon when refugee resettlement agencies aren’t needed. But until then, we’re here. ♥️

YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to ...
02/25/2022

YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable populations. We recognize the need for our Venezuelan immigrant community and are hosting an information session at the @markachapmanymca in Katy, Texas.

This information session will provide further details about YMCA International Services offered for the Venezuelan community.

Reserve your spot and register today at https://form.jotform.com/220375985259165.

#notaplaceapurpose #YMCAInternationalServices #Venezuela #InformationSession #immigrants

We are very grateful for much needed help sorting our donations and making it possible for us to get these much needed i...
02/23/2022

We are very grateful for much needed help sorting our donations and making it possible for us to get these much needed items into our client's hands. HUGE thanks to students from the San Jacinto Community College South Theater Program. They were fast, fun, and focused! #PowerofYouth #CommunityFocused #notaplaceapurpose

On this day in 1965, MLK, Jr met with President LBJ to discuss the voting rights bill. At the Y, we celebrate empowermen...
02/09/2022

On this day in 1965, MLK, Jr met with President LBJ to discuss the voting rights bill.

At the Y, we celebrate empowerment, inclusivity and community building and nothing expresses this sentiment more than equal rights and equity for all. Be a voice. Be the whY.

*Exercise your rights. Get registered. Vote. March 1st primaries are your next opportunity to get to the polls.

#blackhistorymonth #mlk #votingrightsact #ymcainternational
#bethewhY

The YMCA of Greater Houstons strives to prevent social isolation, restore hope and wellbeing, inspire youth to thrive, r...
02/08/2022

The YMCA of Greater Houstons strives to prevent social isolation, restore hope and wellbeing, inspire youth to thrive, remove limits and reimagine opportunities. Our success relies on the generosity of people like you. Be why the Y continues creating a strong community by contributing to our Annual Giving Campaign, which ensures everyone has equal access to the tools and resources they need to learn, grow and thrive. Learn more at ymcahouston.org/give. #BeYHoustonChanges #BeWhy #NotaPlaceaPurpose

Today at YMCA International Services we kicked off our YMCA of Greater Houston’s Be the Change Annual Campaign! The Y is...
02/08/2022

Today at YMCA International Services we kicked off our YMCA of Greater Houston’s Be the Change Annual Campaign! The Y is a leading nonprofit focused on bringing real change to issues affecting our neighbors.

Y Programs focus on Ending Isolation, Inspiring Youth to Thrive, Removing Limits, Reimaging Opportunities, Restoring Hope and Wellbeing, and Fighting Inequality. Through our programs the Y continues to serve all in our community. Be Why your community thrives and consider making a donation today at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/bethechange2022International

#BeYHoustonChanges #NotAPlaceAPurpose #ymcainternationalservices

02/06/2022

After Kabul fell to the Taliban in August 2021, the US helped to evacuate thousands of Afghan allies, who have been waiting on US bases for permission to resettle here. We have resettled close to 1,300 Afghan allies since September. A number of our clients were pilots, forced to flee Afghanistan because of their work fighting the Taliban. They need our help getting back on their feet and back into the air!!

We have a number of ways that you, in the community, can help. Donate, volunteer, and spread the word!

https://tinyurl.com/yn848xaz

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UPDATE: Our office is open until 5pm today. We will resume normal working hours beginning Monday, 2/7/2022 of 8:30a-5p.P...
02/03/2022

UPDATE: Our office is open until 5pm today. We will resume normal working hours beginning Monday, 2/7/2022 of 8:30a-5p.

Please check back for further updates.

01/30/2022

Join us tomorrow, Jan 31st as we host a panel of experts in human trafficking awareness and treatment.

Registration link in bio.

#humantraffickingawareness #ymcainternationalservices #seesomethingsaysomething #notaplaceapurpose

It’s #ThankYourMentor Day! Reply to this post with a show of gratitude for those in your life who have offered support a...
01/28/2022

It’s #ThankYourMentor Day! Reply to this post with a show of gratitude for those in your life who have offered support and guidance or join us in appreciating our very own mentors who empower, inspire, and coach our refugee youth as they integrate in American culture, college, and career! #MentoringAmplifies #MentoringMonth #YMCAInternational

Join us as we close out this month of Human Trafficking Awareness by hosting a panel of experts.Join Jaimie Keller, TPAP...
01/27/2022

Join us as we close out this month of Human Trafficking Awareness by hosting a panel of experts.

Join Jaimie Keller, TPAP Director YMCA International
Esmeralda Lopez and Jeff Johnson from TRIAD
Katherine Robichaux and Dr. Nicole White from BCM Anti-Human Trafficking Program
And
Kelly Barron from the Strategic Initiatives Team of the Harris Couty Juvenile Probation Dept

Register in bio.

#humantraffickingawareness #ymcainternational

01/20/2022

A big part of human trafficking awareness is staying informed. A trauma-informed approach, helps us better engage with and assist the human traffic populations we serve. This week, we are sharing some of those resources to help dispel myths, connect with real experiences and learn how to better support each other.

#humantraffickingawareness #thebodykeepsthescore #traumahealing #traumainformed

Address

6300 Westpark Dr, Ste 600
Houston, TX
77057

General information

The YMCA was created by young people trying to navigate their way in a new city, far from family, friends, and a familiar way of life. Welcoming and engaging newcomers has remained an important part of the YMCA movement, with Y’s around the world providing individuals and families the integration support they need to better transition into their new communities. YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable populations to advance their economic independence, social integration and civic participation. The Y helps newcomers restore hope, build stability, create opportunity and change futures. YMCA International Services is continuously recognized as a leader in the Houston immigrant community.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(713) 339-9015

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Our Story

Services and Programs at YMCA International Services: Refugee Resettlement YMCA International’s resettlement program assists refugees who are forcibly displaced from their native countries due to persecution based on their race, religion, ethnicity, political opinion or because they belong to a particular social group. The resettlement program provides housing, food, basic supplies and temporary financial services. Refugee Employment YMCA’s Employment Department works with employers in the Houston area to fill staffing needs from our qualified pool of refugee candidates. Our goal is to provide employers with the best possible applicants, at the same time assisting new arrivals to our country quickly reach self-sufficiency. The Trafficked Persons Assistance Program (TPAP) TPAP is a program working to identify and assist U.S. national and foreign national victims of human trafficking. We seek to improve the quality of life for victims of human trafficking through culturally competent case management, to raise awareness in the community through outreach and education, and to collaborate with law enforcement and other social service providers Immigration Services YMCA International Services provides high quality legal representation to clients seeking immigration counseling or asylum, as well as civil legal services of crime, including “T” Visas, “U” Visas, and VAWA. Educational Services The YMCA’s Refugee Educational Services Program provides refugees the information necessary for a smooth integration into their new community in a variety of ways. Our Cultural Orientation Program informs the refugees about local and national culture. The Education Department also provides a Pre-HSE (High School Equivalency) exam preparation program for those refugees whose English skills do not allow for entry into a standard GED or Hi-SET preparation course. Clients can begin their US citizenship journey through our Civics program. We prepare clients for the naturalization exam and interview. Join us for ESL (English as a Second Language) courses that run throughout the year. Youth Development In an effort to provide support and services to the local immigrant community, we offer several programs designed to provide safe, supervised activities for youth. Our youth programs include sports for children and teen development. The YMCA also partners with local HISD elementary schools to offer care during the after school hours for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

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