Help Migrant Famililes

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Raised by 1,166 people in 29 days
Created November 15, 2018
Since October 26, immigration authorities have been vetting families seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border and releasing them in San Diego without resources or transportation.

Even with heightened enforcement at the border in late-November, asylum-seeking families continue to be released every day in San Diego, and we need your help to continue meeting their urgent needs.

These families are fleeing violence, suffering, and persecution in their home countries. They have endured many hardships on a long and dangerous journey to the United States. Like many of us, they have come here by whatever means possible to give their children a better life.

 Desperate and in need of help, these families are arriving at a Migrant Shelter in San Diego run by the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) , a coalition of human rights and service organizations working for the protection of immigrants. 

Upon arrival at the shelter, the SDRRN and its partners quickly respond to the most pressing needs of these vulnerable children and families by providing meals, a hot shower, medical care, and legal services. Most families have children ranging in age from three months to 10 years old. These children often need formula and diapers, and toys to add joy to what is a very difficult experience.

The SDRRN and its partners are committed to responding to the needs of these vulnerable families. Your support will be the welcoming hand these families so desperately need.

Once families' immediate, basic needs are met, the SDRRN coordinates travel and provides limited financial assistance to help them reunite with loved ones in other U.S. cities – often a multi-day bus trip across the country. Staff also ensure that these newcomers receive detailed information about their rights as asylum seekers - including when they must report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and appear in court in their destination cities.

From October 26 to November 25, the SDRRN has sheltered 1,400 asylum seekers. Every day, as many as 40  families are arriving at the shelter after being cleared by the Department of Homeland Security to enter the United States. Your support will give these vulnerable families the resources and compassionate support they need at this critical point of their journey to find freedom, safety, and a better life.

About San Diego Rapid Response Network :

 As a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders, the San Diego Rapid Response Network stands ready to provide a humanitarian response, aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region.

Core Partners:  ACLU - ACLU San Diego and Imperial Counties;  ERC – Employee Rights Center;  JFS - Jewish Family Service of San Diego;
SEIU – Local 221 ; SDOP – San Diego Organizing Project

As a core partner and fiscal agent for the San Diego Rapid Response Network, Jewish Family Service of San Diego manages the San Diego Rapid Response Network Fund to support the coalition's work. 100% of your donation goes to the SDRRN. Jewish Family Service is a 501(C)3 and all donations go through the PayPal Giving Fund.  Donations are tax-deductible.

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This is a crucial time for the shelter as numbers of migrant families are anticipated to increase. Together, we can provide the resources and support asylum-seeking families need at this critical point in their journey. Thank you for your support and for sharing this campaign again and again!

On Thursday, we welcomed Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom to tour and visit the shelter. Later in the day he held a press conference. In this coverage from the San Diego Union-Tribune, Governor-Elect Newsom is quoted as saying, “My job is to be constructive... to try to find ways to bring people to the table and to address what legitimately can be described as a humanitarian crisis. We’re all in this together... I think we need to humanize this issue, not politicize the issue.” Read the full article here: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-me-newsom-visit-20181129-story.html
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Even with heightened enforcement at the border, asylum-seeking families continue to be released every day in San Diego, and we need your help to continue meeting their urgent needs.

From October 26 to November 25, the shelter has welcomed more than 1,400 asylum seekers. Every day, as many as 40 families are arriving at the shelter after being cleared by the Department of Homeland Security to enter the United States.

Together, we can provide the resources and support asylum-seeking families need at this critical point in their journey.

Thank you for your support and for sharing this campaign!
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Yesterday (11/19/18), the San Diego Rapid Response Network held a press event to announce our work with the Migrant Shelter and our efforts to raise funds through this GoFundMe Campaign.

Together, we can provide the resources and support asylum-seeking families need at this critical point in their journey. Thank you for your support and for sharing this campaign!

Press coverage

• Front page of today’s San Diego Union-Tribune
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-migrant-family-shelter-20181119-story.html
• Online article and one broadcast clip from ABC 10 News: https://www.10news.com/news/san-diego-rapid-response-network-launches-fundraiser-for-asylum-seekers
• Online article and broadcast clip from Fox 5: https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/11/19/local-coalition-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-for-asylum-seekers/
• Online article from CBS 8: http://www.cbs8.com/story/39510039/san-diego-human-rights-coalition-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-for-asylum-seekers
• KPBS’s Evening Edition: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BntEwAhsjug (starts around the 8-minute mark)
o Online KPBS article: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/nov/19/san-diego-rapid-response-network-offers-house-peop/
• Times of San Diego: https://timesofsandiego.com/life/2018/11/19/san-diego-agencies-organize-shelter-for-refugees-abandoned-on-streets/
• KUSI: https://www.kusi.com/san-diego-human-rights-coalition-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-for-asylum-seekers/
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Raised by 1,166 people in 29 days
Created November 15, 2018
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Jewish Family Service of San diego
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