Friends of the Refugee Children Center,
This year has arrived with the promise of more opportunities for our refugee children and families. Despite the heavy impact that the COVID crisis has made on our migrant families, refugees continue to seek asylum at the southern border and the need for resources, including food, clothing, hygiene items, medical care and very importantly , legal representation, continues to grow. Ultimately, when folks migrate, they do so out of absolute need, not desire. In instances such as when our vice president travels to Guatemala to tell Guatemalan migrants, "Do not come," we understand that it is not as simple as choosing to remain in one's home country, but rather a matter of forced displacement.
At the Refugee Children Center, we continue to offer an aray of services and support to our families as they transition into their new home and their new culture. We are able to continue our work thanks to friends and supporters like you. We empathize with the risks that our minors and families have to embark on in order to arrive to the United States and we welcome them with open arms. With your support, we will be able to continue providing essential resources to our families so that they can thrive with dignity and respecr in this country. Ultimatelty, we hope to support our families holistically in their journey to autonomy and self-empowerment.