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.
Línea Directa - 1-883-4-AYUDAS
AYUDAS es una línea telefónica sin costo que ofrece contactos para servicios legales a las familias separadas y recién unidas. Llámenos a 1-(833)-429-8327 para ayuda. No tienes que dar su nombre completo.
Please note: Hotline/Línea Directa is managed by Immigrant Families Together, who refer families as appropriate to Michigan Support Circle.
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donate frequent flyer miles
Whether by bringing a parent to a child or bringing separated families to their relatives, flying allows people in crisis to get to the safety of their family members more quickly.
register as a michigan support circle volunteer
We are always in need of volunteers! From drivers to translators and from helpers moving families to different homes to connecting us to various doctors or school administrators, our volunteers are who keep us up and running. They complete our circle. If you would like to be a part of this amazing team, please complete the form below. Please note, we will not share your email address or other information with other organizations without your consent.
register for MSC updates and fundraising events
By registering your email address with us we will be able to keep you updated on ways to help families in Michigan and Ohio, fundraising events, and other MSC and reunification news. Please note, we will not share your email address with other organizations without your consent.
DONATE TO EVER AND FAMILY
Ever, his wife Gladys, their three year old son, and infant daughter were separated when they came to the united states. Father and son were reunited here in Michigan and then were able to travel to Houston where the whole family was reunited. They settled in Houston in a one-bedroom apartment that they share with extended family.
We reconnected with Ever and his family when we found out that they had run out of infant formula and that their pro bono lawyer was paying for their travel to legal and medical appointments. We have since been able to help them with the $2,500 that donors had contributed and an Amazon registry. This money has gone a long way and Ever and Gladys are deeply grateful for all of the help. I cannot tell you how many thank you texts and photos they send!
Their son is suffering immense, and fairly predictable, repercussions from the traumatic separation trauma that he experienced. When he was first reunited with his mom, he didn’t recognize her and tried to run away. He is doing so much better now, but he desperately needs to be on a schedule. Seven hundred and fifty dollars a month is enough for this family to rent a 1 bedroom apartment of their own. We are hoping to raise 12,000 dollars to help cover rent, utilities and deposit for this lovely family.
Donate to 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.
Amazon wish list donations
Registries help provide clothing, school supplies, toys, and food staples to families in need. Click on the links below if you would like to donate to our families from their wish lists.
Donate to IMMIGRANT FAMILIES TOGETHER GENERAL FUND
Michigan Support Circle is now supported by Immigrant Families Together's general fund to fund one-off aid requests from partner entities, such as Migrant Mother Drivers and Strangers No Longer. We receive multiple requests each day to assist with acute needs that aren't covered by other groups, such as car seats and diapers for kids who have been released from foster care, and temporary housing stipends for parents who have just been released from detention.
In addition, the general fund will support operating costs to cover emerging needs and infrastructure, including web domain hosting and the service fee for our emergency hotline service. None of the MSC or IFT leadership members are paid. We are NOT a 501(c)3 organization. All of your funds will go directly to operational and acute needs expenses.