Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc (HRI)

A nonprofit organization

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$35,000 Goal

For 23 years, the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has provided free legal and social care for vulnerable immigrant communities around the world. Our resilient clients are victims of violence, asylum seekers fleeing from persecution in their home country, and women and children experiencing abuse and neglect. At HRI we continue to advance the mission set forth by our founders, Serena Simmons Connelly and Elizabeth Healy. We believe that our clients deserve the opportunity to transform their lives. Our job is to help them.

Since HRI’s founding, we have helped thousands of immigrants become legal permanent residents and have provided over $10 million worth of financial assistance to our clients. Whether it is basic toiletries, a bag of groceries, or a monthly rental payment to avoid an eviction, we continue to provide social support as our clients transition through difficult times. Our tireless work has led to HRI becoming the trusted legal and social services organization in North Texas.

HRI is sustained by the generosity of its donors. Thanks to our extensive network of pro bono partnerships, for every dollar that you donate we receive $3 dollars-worth of legal services from attorneys that support our cause. Individual donors like you ensure that we continue to provide high quality legal and social care for immigrants seeking to lead happy, everyday lives free from abuse and persecution. Your donation today directly impacts the lives of immigrant survivors of human rights abuses.

How can your donations help? Check out our needs below to see how you can help change lives for the better! 

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Human Rights Initiative of North Texas provides free legal and social services to immigrants and asylum seekers who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI advocates for justice and promotes international human rights.

Equity Statement

HRI fosters equity, celebrates diversity, and supports inclusion. We acknowledge diverse backgrounds and voices. Our visitors, volunteers, trustees, staff, and communities represented in the HRI family make us stronger. Each voice enables us to be better equipped to make positive impacts locally and nationally.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc (HRI)

Tax id (EIN)




Immigrants & Refugees, LGBTQIA, Social Services

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


2801 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204



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