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.
Welcome a new family to Michigan
Ana, her 4 year old daughter, and newborn son were a separated family. They ended up in an unsafe living situation in the States and had to flee to safety. They are now safe in Michigan and we are helping them to find a new home and create a life here. If you would like to help this family, please check out Ana’s Amazon Registry. Ana is a warm and loving mother and her daughter is so joyous and bubbly, despite everything they have been through. The baby is only a few months old and he is a dreamy chubster. He has a few health issues, as does Ana, so you will find a few medical necessities on this list as well as other items.
THE CHAOS BEHIND DONALD TRUMP’S POLICY OF FAMILY SEPARATION AT THE BORDER
CBS Sixty Minutes / Nov. 25, 2018
Help us support families dealing with the same kind of trauma as the family featured in this story.
Fredy and Family
As one of the first families MSC helped to reunite, Fredy and his son hold a special place in our hearts. Fredy is a kind and thoughtful man who adores his son. Fredy, his wife, 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. His mother was deported.
To comply with laws, Fredy is not allowed to work. Fredy and his son are living with seven other people in a two-bedroom apartment. This is not a good long term arrangement for a four year old. We would like to help them to get their own studio apartment where dad and son can have a little quiet and get on a schedule. In the area where they live, this will cost about 700.00 a month. 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.
For her birthday, one of our volunteers is asking for donations to help support MSC families in need. If you wish to contribute to Lainie’s birthday fundraiser, please click on the button above.