LGBTQ Refugee House in Las Cruces

We are starting a house in Las Cruces, NM for LGBTQ refugees just released from detention. We need your help to have the money to buy a physical space for this project. This house will be a home for refugees to make community, get on their feet, and stay safe on the journey to their destination and dreams. This is a temporary stop before relocating permanently. Many people are stuck in the detention system because they do not have sponsors. With this project, we can provide the sponsorship to get people out.

This is Dulce Rivera’s project. She is a trans woman who was in detention for two years. She now lives in Las Cruces with her sponsor mom, where she continues to fight and have a voice about trans and migrant issues. This is her dream and she needs your help to make it happen. It is hard to see a lot of people unable to be released because they do not have a sponsor or a place to go. We need this house in Las Cruces to be able to give people stability, resources and safety. We will make community and family when so many people have been separated, dislocated and left without the support they need.

Las Cruces is in the middle of  three detention facilities—Cibola, Otero and El Paso detention centers. There are also several camps holding migrants around Texas and New Mexico. Cibola is one of the only detention centers for trans women, but the rest of our LGBTQ community is in facilities everywhere. This makes creating a house for trans women here very needed. We want to continue to build infrastructure in this region to meet the needs of this crisis. We want this house to support and grow a network with the other organizations on both sides of the border to keep LGBTQ migrants alive and give what they need to make it safely to their destination.

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  • Erin Klein 
    • $50 
    • 15 d
  • Marianne Lappin 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Dennis Morin 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Monica Mestres 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $12 
    • 1 mo
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Dulce Rivera 
Las Cruces, NM
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