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What is a Welcome Team

A Welcome Team serves as a refugee family's first contact in America. Welcome Teams furnish a new family's apartment, picks them up from the airport, serves them their first meal, and is available to assist the resettlement agency in transporting the family to appointments during the first few months in Austin. Many Welcome Teams form a long term friendship with their newcomer family and support them in a variety of ways as they settle into a new and complex life in America.

With the number of refugees in Austin at an all time low, the need for Welcome Teams is limited. Contact Refugee Services of Texas to learn more about becoming a Welcome Team.

Refugee Services of Texas
500 E St Johns Ave #1.280, Austin, TX 78752







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