Immigrant and Refugee Humanitarian Crisis

The humanitarian crisis facing immigrants and refugees at our southern border calls out for our response. Here are some ways
we can respond.



Cash donations can be made to the Immigrant Family Support Fund

In-kind donations can be made to Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest


Volunteer with Agencies at the Border:

Anunciation House, El Paso, Texas
Email or call 915-545-4509 to inquire.

Humanitarian Respite Center, McAllen, Texas
Contact Michelle Nunez, 956-702-4088 to inquire.

La Posada Providencia, San Benito, Texas
Contact Andi Atkinson at or 956-399-3826, ext. 203 to inquire

Casa Alitas, Tucson, Arizona
Contact Teresa Cavendish at to inquire


Learn about Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration:

Justice for Immigrants

Statement of the Bishops of Washington State:


Jesus, you call us to welcome the members of God’s family who come to our land to escape oppression, poverty, persecution, violence, and war. Help us by your grace,

  • To banish fear from our hearts, that we may embrace each of your children as our own brother and sister;
  • To welcome migrants and refugees with joy and generosity, while responding to their many needs;
  • To realize that you call all people to your holy mountain to learn the ways of peace and justice;
  • To share of our abundance as you spread a banquet before us;
  • To give witness to your love for all people, as we celebrate the many gifts they bring.

We praise you and give you thanks for the family you have called together from so many people. We see in this human family a reflection of the divine unity of the one Most Holy Trinity in whom we make our prayer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. 

~Prayer adapted from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops