Dear Friends of CCF,
Heart-wrenching images and stories of families separated at our nation’s border have flooded news channels in recent weeks. The anguish of these, our vulnerable brothers and sisters, weighs heavy on our hearts. The USCCB urges us to pray and to take action; to ensure the dignity of the human person – regardless of his or her citizenship – is upheld.
There are many charities across the country serving these separated, detained, and fragile families. Should you feel called to provide financial support, we offer a few options below. We have reviewed these charities to ensure their work is in accord with Catholic Social Teaching.
Catholic Charities USA
Distributes 100% of your donation to the 21 Catholic Charities agencies assisting unaccompanied children.
Kino Border Initiative
Provides direct humanitarian assistance and accompaniment with migrants as a part of its larger mission to make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality. Located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)
Promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Champions the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children, advocating for their best interest from custody to the ultimate decision of residence.
The Florence Project
Offers free legal services to families in immigration custody in Arizona.
If you have a Donor Advised Fund at CCF and would like to direct a grant, you can sign in to Donor Central by clicking the button below.
For more information on how you can help immigrants affected by the recent shifts in immigration policy, please feel free to contact Grants Manager Jules Vierling at 651.389.0880.
And of course, we invite you to join us in praying for all of our brothers and sisters who seek safety and prosperity for themselves and their families. We pray, too, for all who are ministering to their needs – legal, financial, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.
Anne Cullen Miller