Refugee Orientation

Caritas assists documented refugees fleeing political or religious persecution. Our Education Program offers a variety of classes on topics for new arrivals, including:

  • Introduction to Caritas of Austin
  • Welcome to the United States
  • Welcome to Austin
  • Personal Finances
  • Energy Conservation
  • Parenting in the U.S.
  • Financial Aid for Higher Education
  • AISD Workshop
  • Consumer Protection Class
  • Understanding the U.S. Tax System
  • General Safety Workshop
  • Refugee Health Workshop
  • Capitol Metro Workshop
  • Family Relationships
  • Immigration Information Session

Only Caritas of Austin clients are eligible to register and attend classes. If you are a current Caritas client and are interested in registering for classes please contact your case manager or Education Specialist, Laura DeGrush at 512.479.4610, extension 122 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To learn more about our Refugee Resettlement Program, click here.