Our Mission:

Reuniting Families.

We help support the reunification of families by providing rides, housing, clothing and other essentials once the families have been released. We work closely with local advocacy groups to ensure the immediate needs of families are met, that they are supported until a long term plan for each family is determined, and that they are treated with respect and compassion.


Nosotros apoyamos la reunificación de las familias que han sido separadas. Proveemos aventones, alojamiento, ropa y otras necesidades para las familias que han sido liberadas. Trabajamos en conjunto con grupos locales de apoyo para atender a las necesidades de las familias, apoyarlas hasta que haya un plan a largo plazo para cada familia y asegurar que todas sean tratadas con respeto y compasión. 

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Help us support the newest msc family

Video and Interview by Jennifer Sharp

ana and Family

Ana and her family are different from the other MSC families in that Ana is married to a US citizen. As they go through the immigration process to get her green card, the family has run into one terrible hurdle after another. Ana has been a member of a community in Michigan for years but is now stuck in Mexico, away from her husband and children. We will soon be sharing a special video interview filmed by Jennifer Sharp who is traveling to Mexico to interview Ana. If you want to learn more about this family please read the story on her GoFundMe page written by her oldest daughter. You can help support this family now by donating through GoFundMe and sharing it with friends.



CBS Sixty Minutes / Nov. 25, 2018


You can help support this child and his family directly.

Help us support families dealing with the same kind of trauma as the family featured in the 60 MINUTES story.

gabriel and Family

Please note that this family’s story was previously posted using different names. Given this family’s continued fear of persecution their names have been changed.  As one of the first families MSC helped to reunite, Gabriel and his now four year old son, Aden hold a special place in our hearts.  Gabriel is a kind and thoughtful man who adores his son. Gabriel, his wife Paola, and son left their home country in May and made the dangerous journey to the US looking for refuge. They arrived at the border, but they were detained and separated. The little boy was taken away with no explanation and flown, alone, across the country to Michigan. He was recently reunited with his father but remains separated from his mother.

To comply with laws, Gabriel is not allowed to work.  Gabriel and his son are now living in an apartment co-signed by a volunteer. No landlord will simply rent them an apartment because our families have no credit history and no source of income.  We need to have cash, upfront to pay for everything.  We are trying to raise 12,000 for this family.  This will be enough for an apartment, deposit, and utilities for one year.  Beyond these expenses, the family needs help covering legal bills.  We have found angel donor for to cover some legal costs but the complexity of their cases and the shortage of pro bono attorneys means that this family has to hire lawyers.


Michigan Support Circle is a division of Immigrant Families Together

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Our Mission

We are a grassroots organization based in Michigan.  Our goal is to quickly respond to the changing requirements of the government in order to support detained and separated immigrant families. Working with other organizations, we fight for the reunification of families while providing immediate support and emergency aid to those recently released from detention centers. We believe that while all people ought to work for the reunification of families forced to separate, it is the particular responsibility of citizens to work to end the inhumane treatment of families seeking shelter here.

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“This is beyond separation, this is stealing. The government is stealing children from their parents. I cannot just sit by and do nothing.”

Rabbi Josh Whinston, Temple Beth Emeth / Read Full Article



Get Involved

Whether you're interested in donating time or money, goods or services, there are many ways you can make a positive impact.

contact our hotline

If you are directly affected by the government's separation policies, can help us get parents' contact information, or know immigration lawyers talking to parents, please call us.


Si usted ha sido afectado directamente por las políticas de separación del gobierno, puede ayudarnos a conseguir información de contacto para los padres de los niños en detención o si conoce abogados de inmigración que estén en contacto con los padres, por favor llámenos. 

Please note: Hotline/Línea Directa is managed by Immigrant Families Together, who refer families as appropriate to Michigan Support Circle.

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sister organizations

Explore more area groups providing advocacy for separated families and learn other ways to help.