2021

Welcome Opportunities for Refugees at Mosaic Family Services

September 30, 2021

With the eyes of the world on Afghanistan, we can’t help but feel sorrow for the thousands of refugees fleeing the only home they have ever known. According to the Biden administration, the United States is expected to resettle around 125,000 Afghan refugees, with just over 30,000 already on American soil. Thousands of these refugees plan to relocate in cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio. According to several Texas House and Senate members, Texas is prepared to take as many as 10,000 Afghan refugees in the coming months.

Human Trafficking Awareness With Bill Bernstein

July 29, 2021

In this episode, we are discussing human trafficking. July 30th is World Day against Trafficking in Persons, a day to raise awareness of human trafficking victims and the protection of their rights. Human trafficking is a criminal and public health issue that we should all be aware of.

Bill Bernstein, Deputy Director at Mosaic Family Services joins us later in the episode (20:20) to discuss the importance of awareness and what we can do to respond.

How Mosaic Family Services supports victims of domestic violence and trafficking

May 26, 2021

Mosaic Family Services was founded at East Dallas Counseling Center 28 years ago by Walter Nguyen, a former refugee from Vietnam, to assist struggling refugees and immigrants in the Dallas area.

Allie + Bess Gives Back For Mother’s Day

May 8, 2021

Dallas-based jewelry brand Allie + Bess recently launched a Mother’s Day collection benefiting Mosaic Family Services.

Dallas organizations helping with storm recovery efforts to receive aid from Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund

February 25, 2021

Mayor Eric Johnson’s office announced Thursday that 25 local organizations will each receive a $20,000 grant.

Winter Storm Update: Feb. 22

February 22, 2021

Sunday was a balmy 71 degrees, and temperatures have warmed enough to make significant inroads at addressing the damage done from the sub-zero temperatures. You can find information on filing for FEMA aid and more in our ongoing coverage of the storm, which can be found here.

After Suffering Storm Damage, Nonprofits Are in Dire Need of Donations

February 22, 2021

Last month, as the storms were closing in, we published a guide to helping Dallasites without shelter survive the freezing temperatures. Once the freezing temperatures arrived and snow started falling, dozens of nonprofits in North Texas began working around the clock to provide food, shelter, and warmth to these vulnerable individuals.

How You Can Support Local Women’s Shelters in North Texas

February 18, 2021

If you’re in a position to give back right now, local outlets like WFAA and Dallasites (calling upon their massive social media following for crowdsourcing help) have done a wonderful job putting together a list of those in need of help.

2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Creates New Worries for North Texas Refugees

MAY 15, 2020

Refugees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the organizations that work with them worry that the coronavirus pandemic and the economic turmoil it’s causing will make life harder for an already vulnerable group of people.