Casa Alitas Migrant Shelters

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 shelters and the vehicles we use to transport our guests.  Casa Alitas is run by wonderful volunteers from the Tucson community, the Jesuit Volunteer Corp, Church World Service, and staff of 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.

Donations (501)

  • Vicci Marrero
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Manan Soni
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • John_Jan Galligan
    • $208 
    • 3 yrs
  • Kenneth Langton
    • $500 
    • 3 yrs
  • Nancy Webb
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs


Teresa Cavendish
Tucson, AZ
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc. (C.C.S.)
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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