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Support Shelter for LGBT+ Refugees in Tijuana

$2,287 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 11 days
Created November 28, 2018
Join  Safe Place International  and local activists, and I in supporting LGBT+ migrants in Tijuana!

Right now there is a huge surge in demand for temporary housing for migrants and asylum seekers on the border, and we would like to ensure that the LGBT+ population has a safe and adequate place to eat, bathe, and rest.

Your tax deductible donation will help expand existing shelter capacity for the LGBT+ community and also provide much needed medical support.

Many of those arriving at the border need treatment for chronic illnesses including HIV, hormone treatments for trans folks, scabies treatment, safe food and drinking water, first aid and mental health support. Our team will work with local activists to connect those arriving at the border with the resources they need.

Every donation will be put to good use!

Also please feel free to put folks in Tijuana and San Diego who are working at the border or who need support in touch so that this project can be as effective and inclusive as possible! They can contact owen@safeplaceinternational.org . Hablamos español!
17784008_1543460558412917_r.jpeg(Photo by Kilian Colin, used with permission)


About Safe Place International 



Safe Place International, is a US registered 501c3 non-profit organization supporting projects in Turkey and Greece. SPI’s core mission is to empower refugees, immigrants, single mothers, and other marginalized communities to develop and implement projects that benefit their community. To this end, we also help members of these communities meet  basic needs like food, housing, medical care and security as well as education, employment, capacity building and legal support. We create a personal relationship between volunteers, donors, and those who want to get involved by connecting them directly with the communities we support and nurturing individual relationships based on support, mutual understanding, and trust.

Safe Place International manages the projects we support in partnership with members of the community. Each of our project managers is a member of the community the projects serve. We believe that members of marginalized communities know best what they need to thrive, and we value their voice and their leadership in our work. We respond to voices in these communities and provide for those needs on their terms. We invite you to get involved — meet the inspiring people whose projects are changing their community and join us in supporting them. We currently support LGBT+ shelters for refugees in Turkey and Greece, as well as programs for single mothers in Turkey. This is our first project in Mexico.

Who is going? 

Owen Harris, (me) co-founder of Safe Place International and currently a Master's student at the University of Washington who has previously worked with LGBT+ refugees in Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and Bangladesh.

Marshall Azad, a Master's student at UW studying Bengali and South Asia Studies who also previously worked with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and with LGBT+ refugees in Turkey. 

Simon Fox, a Seattle native and film-maker who studied  journalism and international studies at UW and has spent the last three years working to tell the stories of refugees and migration through film.



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Hey y'all,

Thank you again for your support.

Please join us in helping to raise the remainder of this $10,000 this week, so you can support the group of LGBT+ migrants who came as part of the caravan with shelter for up to four months AND help Safe Place International hire two local activists as shelter managers.

If we can't raise all $10,000, we will still distribute the donations as food and medical support. However, if we can raise the full amount, it will be the start of a shelter project with long term potential.

We'd love to take your contribution with us to the folks on the border who need it most, start this shelter project, and make a lasting difference rather than just providing temporary relief.
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!

If we can get just 20 more people to donate $20 each, we can reach our fundraising goal for our first day. Can you think of any of your friends, family members, organizations, or activists who would be willing to support LGBT+ migrants on the border?

If you have already donated or you cannot donate you are still welcome to contribute by sharing with others and spreading the word, helping us connect with folks on the ground who need support and organizations or people who might be able to support the project.

Thank you!

PS. Photo by Kilian Colin used with permission
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Join Safe Place International  and local activists in supporting LGBT+ migrants in Tijuana!

Right now there is a huge surge in demand for temporary housing for migrants and asylum seekers on the border, and we would like to ensure that the LGBT+ population has a safe and adequate place to eat, bathe, and rest.

Your tax deductible donation will help expand existing shelter capacity for the LGBT+ community and also provide much needed medical support.

Many of those arriving at the border need treatment for chronic illnesses including HIV, hormone treatments for trans folks, scabies treatment, safe food and drinking water, first aid and mental health support. Our team will work with local activists to connect those arriving at the border with the resources they need.

Every donation will be put to good use!


About Safe Place International 



Safe Place International, is a US registered 501c3 non-profit organization supporting projects in Turkey and Greece. SPI’s core mission is to empower refugees, immigrants, single mothers, and other marginalized communities to develop and implement projects that benefit their community. To this end, we also help members of these communities meet  basic needs like food, housing, medical care and security as well as education, employment, capacity building and legal support. We create a personal relationship between volunteers, donors, and those who want to get involved by connecting them directly with the communities we support and nurturing individual relationships based on support, mutual understanding, and trust.

 

Safe Place International manages the projects we support in partnership with members of the community. Each of our project managers is a member of the community the projects serve. We believe that members of marginalized communities know best what they need to thrive, and we value their voice and their leadership in our work. We respond to voices in these communities and provide for those needs on their terms. We invite you to get involved — meet the inspiring people whose projects are changing their community and join us in supporting them. We currently support LGBT+ shelters for refugees in Turkey and Greece, as well as programs for single mothers in Turkey. This is our first project in Mexico.
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$2,287 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 11 days
Created November 28, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Safe Place International
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