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.
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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

07/04/2021
Happy Fourth of July!

The YMCA of Greater Houston wishes you a safe and wonderful Fourth of July! 🇺🇸

Our YMCA International Trafficked Persons Assistance Program (TPAP) regularly responds to youths who have been recovered...
07/03/2021

Our YMCA International Trafficked Persons Assistance Program (TPAP) regularly responds to youths who have been recovered from trafficking situations & most are found without any personal belongings. Freedom Church Alliance regularly steps in to help meet the needs of survivors by providing go-bags, baby items, gift cards, hygiene packs & more. Join Freedom Church Alliance and the YMCA of Greater Houston in supporting victims of trafficking by donating today: https://bit.ly/3oi1573

Our YMCA International Trafficked Persons Assistance Program (TPAP) regularly responds to youths who have been recovered from trafficking situations & most are found without any personal belongings. Freedom Church Alliance regularly steps in to help meet the needs of survivors by providing go-bags, baby items, gift cards, hygiene packs & more. Join Freedom Church Alliance and the YMCA of Greater Houston in supporting victims of trafficking by donating today: https://bit.ly/3oi1573

There’s still time to register for Summer Day Camp! No one does summer quite like the YMCA. Our summer camp is packed wi...
07/02/2021

There’s still time to register for Summer Day Camp! No one does summer quite like the YMCA. Our summer camp is packed with fun-filled programming from sports, outdoor games, creative & performing arts, archery, engineering, nature exploration & more! Join today: https://bit.ly/3qIcGO2

There’s still time to register for Summer Day Camp! No one does summer quite like the YMCA. Our summer camp is packed with fun-filled programming from sports, outdoor games, creative & performing arts, archery, engineering, nature exploration & more! Join today: https://bit.ly/3qIcGO2

Join us in our Red, White, and YOU App Challenge & exercise your right to move this Independence Day. Burn 1776 calories...
07/01/2021

Join us in our Red, White, and YOU App Challenge & exercise your right to move this Independence Day. Burn 1776 calories a week through exercise. Fire up your workout with a group exercise class to get a head start! Download the YMCA of Greater Houston app to join in on the challenge: https://apple.co/3Ag0rMP

Join us in our Red, White, and YOU App Challenge & exercise your right to move this Independence Day. Burn 1776 calories a week through exercise. Fire up your workout with a group exercise class to get a head start! Download the YMCA of Greater Houston app to join in on the challenge: https://apple.co/3Ag0rMP

YMCA swim lessons not only teach students proper swim techniques but also teach students the importance of water safety ...
06/30/2021

YMCA swim lessons not only teach students proper swim techniques but also teach students the importance of water safety skills. Our certified instructors personalize the lessons based on each student’s progression. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3fiMLbS

Are you looking for a fun-filled camp with educational activities that you know your kids will love? Kids can enjoy acti...
06/29/2021

Are you looking for a fun-filled camp with educational activities that you know your kids will love? Kids can enjoy activities like math, literacy, nature exploring, mindfulness & social-emotional learning, and much more at our summer camp! Follow along to learn about our nature curriculum and visit https://bit.ly/2T2LhcT to learn more.

06/28/2021
Thank you!

We would like to thank The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and the Houston Texans for their partnership over the years! With a generous gift from The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, the YMCA of Greater Houston has been able to provide a Y Academy experience for children at the Houston Texans YMCA this summer. The Y Academy is operating for 12 weeks and will include six weeks of academic intervention and six weeks of YMCA Summer Day Camp.

Our After School programs have been designed to create lessons that are age appropriate while encouraging a fun and acti...
06/28/2021

Our After School programs have been designed to create lessons that are age appropriate while encouraging a fun and active way to extend learning from the classroom. All of our youth programs help to better prepare your children with skills for their future like building confidence and social awareness with a comprehensive curriculum that covers STEM, literacy, arts & humanities, social and emotional well-being, physical fitness and more. Secure your spot for After School today: https://bit.ly/3sPvz0M

Our After School programs have been designed to create lessons that are age appropriate while encouraging a fun and active way to extend learning from the classroom. All of our youth programs help to better prepare your children with skills for their future like building confidence and social awareness with a comprehensive curriculum that covers STEM, literacy, arts & humanities, social and emotional well-being, physical fitness and more. Secure your spot for After School today: https://bit.ly/3sPvz0M

Way to go Class of 2021! 🎓 Get to know our Y Teen L.I.F.E. seniors, where they went to high school, where they plan on g...
06/26/2021

Way to go Class of 2021! 🎓 Get to know our Y Teen L.I.F.E. seniors, where they went to high school, where they plan on going to college, and how our Y Teen L.I.F.E. program has impacted their lives.

The benefits of a YMCA membership are endless. In addition to offering flexible membership options for all, our membersh...
06/25/2021

The benefits of a YMCA membership are endless. In addition to offering flexible membership options for all, our membership will help you live your safest and healthiest life while providing motivation, support, and connections within your community. Plus, we’ve recently transformed your membership to give you the power to help those in our community that need the Y the most. Join today: https://bit.ly/31tofwx #NotAPlaceAPurpose

The benefits of a YMCA membership are endless. In addition to offering flexible membership options for all, our membership will help you live your safest and healthiest life while providing motivation, support, and connections within your community. Plus, we’ve recently transformed your membership to give you the power to help those in our community that need the Y the most. Join today: https://bit.ly/31tofwx #NotAPlaceAPurpose

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with the Houston Abilities Expo, August 6 through 8 at NRG Center, Hall ...
06/24/2021

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with the Houston Abilities Expo, August 6 through 8 at NRG Center, Hall E for adaptive sports activities, demos, and a full adaptive experience! Follow along on our social channels to learn more about the event!

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with the Houston Abilities Expo, August 6 through 8 at NRG Center, Hall E for adaptive sports activities, demos, and a full adaptive experience! Follow along on our social channels to learn more about the event!

Physical activity, social skills, and confidence are three of the lesser-known benefits of swim lessons. These benefits ...
06/23/2021

Physical activity, social skills, and confidence are three of the lesser-known benefits of swim lessons. These benefits contribute to the knowledge and skills that are necessary to be safe around water. Learn more about our swim lessons: https://bit.ly/3fiMLbS

Are you looking for a fun-filled camp with educational activities that you know your kids will love? Kids can enjoy acti...
06/22/2021

Are you looking for a fun-filled camp with educational activities that you know your kids will love? Kids can enjoy activities like math, literacy, nature exploring, mindfulness & social-emotional learning, and much more at our summer camp! Follow along to learn about our literacy curriculum and visit https://bit.ly/2T2LhcT to register your child for Summer Day Camp.

Do you want to have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and work for an organization that is dedicate...
06/21/2021

Do you want to have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and work for an organization that is dedicated to making a positive change in our community? We’re now hiring full-time and part-time positions at our YMCA Children's Academy. We also have part-time positions available for YMCA After School programs. For more information & to apply, visit ymcahouston.com/careers.

Do you want to have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and work for an organization that is dedicated to making a positive change in our community? We’re now hiring full-time and part-time positions at our YMCA Children's Academy. We also have part-time positions available for YMCA After School programs. For more information & to apply, visit ymcahouston.com/careers.

According to the Houston Food Bank, more than 1 million people in southeast Texas are food insecure, meaning they cannot...
06/21/2021

According to the Houston Food Bank, more than 1 million people in southeast Texas are food insecure, meaning they cannot afford enough nutritious food to fuel a regularly healthy lifestyle. The YMCA of Greater Houston has pledged to help combat food inequality in Houston and surrounding areas by partnering with the Houston Food Bank, Texas Region IV/State Education, and Free Meals Houston to offer healthy meals to children as well as food drives & food distributions to families in need. Learn more about how we’re fighting to end food inequality in our community: https://bit.ly/3zBIVCp.

According to the Houston Food Bank, more than 1 million people in southeast Texas are food insecure, meaning they cannot afford enough nutritious food to fuel a regularly healthy lifestyle. The YMCA of Greater Houston has pledged to help combat food inequality in Houston and surrounding areas by partnering with the Houston Food Bank, Texas Region IV/State Education, and Free Meals Houston to offer healthy meals to children as well as food drives & food distributions to families in need. Learn more about how we’re fighting to end food inequality in our community: https://bit.ly/3zBIVCp.

Happy #InternationalYogaDay! Celebrate the unity of body and mind with us in person at the YMCA or with a yoga class on ...
06/21/2021

Happy #InternationalYogaDay! Celebrate the unity of body and mind with us in person at the YMCA or with a yoga class on our new streaming service, HTX+. Namaste. 🧘‍♀️

Happy #InternationalYogaDay! Celebrate the unity of body and mind with us in person at the YMCA or with a yoga class on our new streaming service, HTX+. Namaste. 🧘‍♀️

World Refugee Day is June 20, a day to honor the courageous, strong refugees who were forced to flee their homes under t...
06/20/2021

World Refugee Day is June 20, a day to honor the courageous, strong refugees who were forced to flee their homes under the threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. Be sure to follow YMCA International Services social pages as they share stories of refugees Y International Services has helped, as well as stories & events that celebrate the Y International Services’ purpose, hard work, and countless contributions to the Greater Houston area.

World Refugee Day is June 20, a day to honor the courageous, strong refugees who were forced to flee their homes under the threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. Be sure to follow YMCA International Services social pages as they share stories of refugees Y International Services has helped, as well as stories & events that celebrate the Y International Services’ purpose, hard work, and countless contributions to the Greater Houston area.

Today, we celebrate and honor #Juneteenth, a day marking the emancipation of slaves across the United States in 1865. Ev...
06/19/2021

Today, we celebrate and honor #Juneteenth, a day marking the emancipation of slaves across the United States in 1865. Even though the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation officially outlawed slavery almost two and a half years before, many slaves across the country wouldn't learn of their freedom until 1865. The historical legacy of Juneteenth continues 150 years later. To learn more about Juneteenth celebrations in our city, visit: https://bit.ly/3q5IzzI

Today, we celebrate and honor #Juneteenth, a day marking the emancipation of slaves across the United States in 1865. Even though the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation officially outlawed slavery almost two and a half years before, many slaves across the country wouldn't learn of their freedom until 1865. The historical legacy of Juneteenth continues 150 years later. To learn more about Juneteenth celebrations in our city, visit: https://bit.ly/3q5IzzI

Happy birthday, Southwest Airlines! Thank you for your partnership throughout the years and inspiring us with your acts ...
06/18/2021

Happy birthday, Southwest Airlines! Thank you for your partnership throughout the years and inspiring us with your acts of kindness initiative. #HeartinAction

Happy birthday, Southwest Airlines! Thank you for your partnership throughout the years and inspiring us with your acts of kindness initiative. #HeartinAction

In 2020, Texas had 80 fatal drownings. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 14 in ...
06/18/2021

In 2020, Texas had 80 fatal drownings. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 14 in our state – that is why teaching children how to swim & safety tips around water are some of the most important skills parents can help their children learn. With the help of your support, the YMCA can continue to provide water safety skills to children in our community. Join the solution and give today: https://bit.ly/3eU5wka #BeWhy #NotAPlaceAPurpose

In 2020, Texas had 80 fatal drownings. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 14 in our state – that is why teaching children how to swim & safety tips around water are some of the most important skills parents can help their children learn. With the help of your support, the YMCA can continue to provide water safety skills to children in our community. Join the solution and give today: https://bit.ly/3eU5wka #BeWhy #NotAPlaceAPurpose

Are you looking for a fun-filled camp with educational activities that you know your kids will love? Kids can enjoy acti...
06/17/2021

Are you looking for a fun-filled camp with educational activities that you know your kids will love? Kids can enjoy activities like math, literacy, nature exploring, mindfulness & social-emotional learning and much more at our summer camp! Follow along to learn about our math curriculum and visit https://bit.ly/2T2LhcT to learn more.

Summer is here and whether you plan on taking a vacation, or just taking it easy – it’s important to stay active! With H...
06/17/2021

Summer is here and whether you plan on taking a vacation, or just taking it easy – it’s important to stay active! With HTX+ on-demand, you can stream exercise classes any time from anywhere on your personal device. Get started with HTX+ today: https://bit.ly/2PkdCKc

Summer is here and whether you plan on taking a vacation, or just taking it easy – it’s important to stay active! With HTX+ on-demand, you can stream exercise classes any time from anywhere on your personal device. Get started with HTX+ today: https://bit.ly/2PkdCKc

Summer is here and it is crucial to keep your children active! If your child is between the ages of 8 – 15 years old, le...
06/16/2021

Summer is here and it is crucial to keep your children active! If your child is between the ages of 8 – 15 years old, learn more about our Strength Training Certification to help keep them active! Visit https://bit.ly/3gBMK23 to get started today.

Summer is here and it is crucial to keep your children active! If your child is between the ages of 8 – 15 years old, learn more about our Strength Training Certification to help keep them active! Visit https://bit.ly/3gBMK23 to get started today.

Did you know that knowing how to swim is one of the most important life-saving skills someone can have? At the Y, we off...
06/16/2021

Did you know that knowing how to swim is one of the most important life-saving skills someone can have? At the Y, we offer swim lessons for infants, toddlers, youth, and adults of all ages to learn water safety skills in a safe and supportive environment. To learn more about swim lessons, visit https://bit.ly/3fiMLbS

Did you know that Child Watch is a YMCA facility membership benefit? At the Y, we’re dedicated to making sure there are ...
06/15/2021

Did you know that Child Watch is a YMCA facility membership benefit? At the Y, we’re dedicated to making sure there are as few barriers as possible to helping you stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. In our child watch, children enjoy a range of activities such as arts and crafts, free play, dance and music classes, and more. Learn more about a YMCA membership at ymcahouston.org/join.

Did you know that Child Watch is a YMCA facility membership benefit? At the Y, we’re dedicated to making sure there are as few barriers as possible to helping you stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. In our child watch, children enjoy a range of activities such as arts and crafts, free play, dance and music classes, and more. Learn more about a YMCA membership at ymcahouston.org/join.

The YMCA of Greater Houston would like to thank Southwest Airlines for their partnership over the years. Since 2008, the...
06/15/2021

The YMCA of Greater Houston would like to thank Southwest Airlines for their partnership over the years. Since 2008, they have gifted over 1,000 e-passes to our Y Teen Life teens for educational trips nationwide. Our e-passes have also sent athletes to the Miracle League All-Star Game. Thank you, Southwest Airlines, for allowing our teens to have such amazing experiences across the country. #southwestair #HeartinAction

The YMCA of Greater Houston would like to thank Southwest Airlines for their partnership over the years. Since 2008, they have gifted over 1,000 e-passes to our Y Teen Life teens for educational trips nationwide. Our e-passes have also sent athletes to the Miracle League All-Star Game. Thank you, Southwest Airlines, for allowing our teens to have such amazing experiences across the country. #southwestair #HeartinAction

We are committed to making your visit to the Y the best experience possible! Periodically, Y members will receive an ema...
06/15/2021

We are committed to making your visit to the Y the best experience possible! Periodically, Y members will receive an email asking for feedback specific to their visit. If you ever have an experience that you would not rate as a 9 or 10, please share your feedback at any time with one of our Leaders on Duty so that we can work to improve your experience right away. Your opinion matters and we thank you for your feedback!

We are committed to making your visit to the Y the best experience possible! Periodically, Y members will receive an email asking for feedback specific to their visit. If you ever have an experience that you would not rate as a 9 or 10, please share your feedback at any time with one of our Leaders on Duty so that we can work to improve your experience right away. Your opinion matters and we thank you for your feedback!

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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.

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

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(713) 339-9015

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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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