FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROJECT

Thousands of children are currently in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Customs and Border Protection, waiting to be reunited with a family member or sponsor who is willing to receive them into their home.

The paperwork can be daunting and the process scary. That’s why VECINA is excited to announce that we are launching a project to help reunify family members and sponsors with children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Our project will recruit volunteer attorneys, administrative support, and interpreters to assist with ORR paperwork and communicate with case workers so that the reunification process can move as quickly and smoothly as possible. Because they are the most vulnerable, we will be focusing on reunification for indigenous children.

As we get our project of the ground, we need your help!


VOLUNTEER TO WORK WITH A FAMILY MEMBER OR SPONSOR

If you’re an attorney, or can provide administrative or interpretation support, volunteer to work with a family member or sponsor!  You will help them gather documents and complete paperwork.  Attorneys will screen for legal violations, and communicate with the case worker as needed. 


DONATE TO VECINA

If you can’t sign up to volunteer, we’d love for you to support VECINA financially! We can’t do what we do without the support of our donors.  Donate to VECINA to support this project and others. 


JOIN US TODAY AT 3:45 PM CST ON FACEBOOK LIVE TO DISCUSS THE PROJECT

Join VECINA Board Chair Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch and CEO Lindsay Gray to discuss the project at 3:45 CST today, March 24th!

Comments

  1. 1
    Joan michael on March 29, 2021

    I was not able to attend the Facebook live meeting but I can do administrative work from my home. Please contact me via email or text at 530-370-1427.
    Thank you, Joan michael

    1. 2
      VECINA on March 29, 2021

      Hi Joan! Thank you for volunteering! if you register your info under the “Administrative Support” volunteer opportunity, we’ll be in touch about next steps in the coming weeks. Thank you!

  2. 3
    Raquel Martinez on March 29, 2021

    I am in Donna, Tx. Anyway I can be of assistance do not hesitate to call me.

    1. 4
      VECINA on March 29, 2021

      Thank you Raquel! If you sign up to help under the appropriate volunteer opportunity, we’ll reach out as the need arises!

  3. 5
    Julio César Lozano Sánchez on April 2, 2021

    Gracias a Dios por ayudar 🙏

  4. 6
    Meade on April 12, 2021

    Good afternoon, does this program only work within the state of Tx, or are there extension sites? If not would anyone be able to connect me to a program that does similar work in the northeast? Specifically in the MA/CT region?

    1. 7
      VECINA on April 12, 2021

      Hi Meade, we work with volunteers all over the country, and we serve children at several sites, both inside and outside of Texas.

  5. 8
    Jenifer Wolf Williams on April 19, 2021

    The Humanitarian Outreach for Migrant Emotional Health (H.O.M.E) can offer pro bono forensic mental health assessments if needed. In which category should we sign up, and how do we indicate this type of volunteer service?

    1. 9
      VECINA on April 19, 2021

      Hi Jenifer, thank you so much for reaching out! Can you please fill out our contact form and someone will be in touch with you?

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