Refugee Service Center

The RSC is a ministry of Disciples of the Way. Located at 6500 Greenville Ave in Suite 190, the Refugee Service Center is right in the heart of the Vickery Meadow Area which is home to over 35,000 refugees.

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us

– Acts 17:26-27

God has brought refugees to our neighborhood so that his light may shine in the darkness.

RSC Vision: Making disciples of all nations by building a network of relationships within the refugee community and following God’s command to love and serve our neighbors.

RSC Mission: Providing outreach services to the nations that God has placed in our neighborhood, building relationships through service and compassion to make disciples of the cross from all nations.

The RSC program furthers DOW’s vision and mission to see disciples of the cross from all nations one day standing before the throne of the lamb in heaven.

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RSC’s outreach services include:

  •         Employment Assistance

RSC staff help our neighbors apply for jobs and make resumes.

  •         In Home Assistance

Occasionally during a Home Visit, a problem comes to light that need to be addressed immediately.

  •         Translation

One of the most necessary forms of assistance is translation help communicating with service providers, medical staff, etc. Language learning is a long and difficult process and there can be many barriers to language acquisition. DOW is committed to removing as many of these barriers as possible by offering daytime and evening English classes for free.

  •         Immigration

The RSC does not help with or file green card or citizenship applications due to legal restrictions. However, RSC staff do help our neighbors with translation communication with USCIS and procedural assistance with travel loans. Refugees often cannot afford the price of the airplane ticket to come to the US and take out a travel loan to come to this land of opportunity. They start their lives in America in debt and work to pay off their loan first.

  •         Housing

RSC staff helps our neighbors apply for low-income housing and find housing in emergency cases. RSC does not resettle refugees when they first come into the country.

  •         US Lifestyle

Lifestyle assistance is an acculturation service that helps our neighbors adjust to, adapt and adopt American culture and understand our American system.

  •         Assistance connection

Refugees need help to get started with their new life in America. Safety net programs help refugee families get on their feet, if they can access the right programs. RSC staff help families sign-up for programs which can set them on the path to self-sufficiency.  

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Refugee Neighbors Served 2018

Our Staff have done an excellent job of reaching out to their communities, and have brought in many new neighbors with a variety of needs, whom we have been able to connect with and enroll in DOW’s RSC programs to help improve their lives.

Neighbors' Countries of Origin (2018)

The variety of nationalities that we have been able to serve are a direct reflection of our staff’s commitment to their respective communities.

Count of Service Category 2018

The largest need across the communities has been assistance in finding jobs.  The RSC has also helped our neighbors to apply for healthcare, affordable housing, food stamps, and Citizenship classes

Mission: To help refugees achieve self-reliance and assimilate into American society

Vision: To build a thriving community of assimilated and productive refugees in the Dallas area

The Refugee Service Center has a unique opportunity to provide services beyond the scope of other resettlement agencies in the Dallas area.  We seek staff and volunteers who have a passion to help improve the lives of our new neighbors through programs designed to instill American values of hard work, dedication, and self-worth.  

We counsel our Refugee Neighbors on the importance of budgeting their monthly expenses and income, planning their career path and improving their situation. We also counsel them on the importance of being punctual during the hiring process and on the job, communicating with their supervisor, and committing to work hard at a job for at least 6 months.

RSC Office Hours:

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

View Employment Assistance program details.

View Sewing Seeds of Faith program details.

Have questions?

Please contact RSC Director, Hisham, at 214-369-1232 ext. 105 or email us.

Looking for ways to help?

Volunteers are always needed. Contact us for opportunities.