Casa Alitas Migrant Shelters

$42,996 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 425 people in 12 months
Your gift provides shelter, food, and other support services for a newly arrived migrant family!

Casa Alitas provides hospitality and humanitarian aid to migrant families in Tucson, Arizona.  These families have been forced to flee their homes in Central America after enduring fear, threats, and the certainty of escalating violence to seek safety and hope for their children.  Families are brought to Casa Alitas by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), so we may welcome them as guests and offer food and drink, hot showers, clean clothing, and a place to rest in a welcoming, home-like setting.  We help our guests contact their families here in the U.S., and arrange bus trips to continue their journeys.  We provide the families with travel packs full of food, drink, hygiene and toiletry items for their bus trips.  Casa Alitas also helps the families understand the immigration documents they have been given by ICE, and the importance of attending their upcoming immigration appointments as scheduled.  But even more than the tangible things we do, Casa Alitas is often the first place of welcome, safety and dignity for the families since arriving in the United States. 

Donations are used to provide food, drink, toiletries, hygiene products, baby formula, diapers and baby supplies, clothing, shoes, and the wide variety of items needed for the guests who arrive to Casa Alitas with nothing but what they have been allowed to keep by ICE.  We also need resources to pay for the upkeep of the house and the vehicles we use to transport our guests.  Casa Alitas is run by wonderful volunteers from the Tucson community, the Jesuit Volunteer Corp, the West Coast Mennonite Central Committee, and Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona. 

Thank you for your kindness and support which allows us to continue to welcome these families to Casa Alitas!


Casa Alitas is sponsored by Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, and relies entirely on donations.
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We are now beyond capacity at our Monastery Shelter with 400 guests and approximately 150 new guests arriving each day. Border Patrol and ICE are also releasing people at the bus station with no money and no way to make their way to their sponsors. We are getting vans to Bri g them to our shelter. We desperately need volunteers and financial contributions. Out of over 500 volunteers, we have only one paid staff person. All funds go directly to guest services. If you would like to receive shelter updates please let us know. Thank you!
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Our Monastery shelter for asylum seeking families now adds 80 beds to our other Tucson shelters. All funds go directly to serve our guests who come to us exhausted, hungry, frightened, and anxious to get to their sponsors. Our guests also show great iniative, courage, creativity, and deep faith. Through our shelters, we provide a safe, dignified, and healthy environment to rest and recuperate from their lives of violence and poverty. They have much to offer to this, their new home. Our shelters facilitate their next step toward safety. Thank you for your support.
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$42,996 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 425 people in 12 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
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Tucson, AZ
EIN: 860100880
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