“In this humanitarian crisis, let us not forget that these immigrant families and children are human beings. They are children of God and must be treated with dignity and respect, care and compassion.”
(Sister Norma Pimentel, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, San Juan, Texas.)
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver is working with other Catholic Charities agencies to help address the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the United States. A representative of Catholic Charities’ Immigration Services for Denver is assisting our sister agencies.
The Disaster Operations team from Catholic Charities USA “has been responding to this crisis since early June, providing a range of support to our local agencies such as working with government agencies to find shelter that can properly house children, finding bilingual volunteers and certified social workers, and collaborating with other U.S. Catholic Church organizations and service providers to identify and work towards long-term and short-term solutions to this crisis.”
Regardless of the reasons for this crisis, these children need our help now. Please contribute generously so that we may serve others with mercy and compassion, guided by the light of Jesus Christ.