Ways to support immigration justice in NoCo:

(as of 8Feb2020)

Donate locally:

  • NoCo Emergency Immigration Fund. ISAAC fund supports asylum seekers and immigrant families in Larimer County facing a crisis as a direct result of immigration policy. https://foothillsuu.churchcenter.com /giving/to/noco-emergency-immigration-fund
  • Fuerza Latina. Immigrant-led organization working with ally support to educate, inform, organize, and promote change. Donations support an immigration hotline, legal clinics and community organizing efforts. https://www.facebook.com/FuerzaFortCollins/ or latina.noco@gmail.com>
  • Alianza NORCO empowers and strengthens our immigrant community through access to key services, civic education, leadership development and community organization. Immigrant-led member of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. org, alianzanorco@gmail.com
  • La Familia/The Family Center. Provides child care, adult education programs (ESL, parenting), and other support to the Fort Collins Spanish-speaking community. https://thefamilycenterfc.org/
  • La Cocina. Provides mental health services to the Fort Collins Spanish-speaking community and forensic evaluation for detainees via Mind Over Border program. https://www.lacocinahome.org/
  • Community Dreamers Fund. Assistance fund for collegiate and high school DREAMers in Fort Collins. http://sojournmennonite.org/give/dreamers/
  • Sanctuary Everywhere Community Villages: Supports asylum seekers in detention and enables them to be released by finding sponsors in Fort Collins and elsewhere, creating a volunteer village of support. https://foothillsuu.org/justice-work/sanctuary-everywhere/
  • Immigrant Freedom Fund of Colorado. (Loveland) Pays bail bonds allowing immigrants to be released from detention. immigrantfreedomfund.org
  • The Edgar Chocoy Initiative. Provides assistance with legal fees for youth asylum seekers and SIJS migrant youth (who have suffered abuse or neglect) so they can remain in the U.S. with protections. latina.noco@gmail.com> and isaac.northern.colorado@gmail.com>
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (Westminster). Provides free immigration legal services to immigrant children and to adults in immigration detention. https://www.rmian.org/
  • Casa de Paz (Denver). Near the ICE detention center, offers housing, meals, visits, and transportation to families torn apart by immigrant detention. https://www.casadepazcolorado.org/
  • Human Rights Clinic at Denver Health Provides pro bono medical and mental health forensic exams for asylum seekers’ legal cases, as well as connection to ongoing medical and mental health care. humanrightsclinic@dhha.org
  • Lutheran Family Services, Refugee & Asylee Services (Greeley). Provides resettlement assistance to refugees and asylees. https://www.lfsrm.org/programs-and-services/refugees/

Volunteer:

Advocate and vote:

Educate Yourself:

  • Fuerza Latina Volunteer Training for Immigration Hotline. Spanish speakers and/or drivers needed to help keep immigrant families together. Sat Feb 8 1-3pm, Plymouth UCC (916 W. Prospect). RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/175238597157453/
  • Make Valentines cards for immigrants detained in Aurora. Josh Stallings from Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) will provide a legislative update. Voter registration available. Sun Feb 9 3:30-5:30pm, Wolverine Publick House (316 Willow Street) – upstairs, no elevator. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/500069977588432/
  • Gun Violence Prevention and Migrant Justice in Mexico and Colorado: How we work together John Lindsay-Poland, peace activist and scholar, discusses role of gun violence in forced migration. Sun Mar 1, 2:30-4:30pm Trinity Lutheran (301 E. Stuart)
  • Casa de Paz Volunteer Training the first Saturday of each month 12:45-3pm at various locations. For location and RSVP: sjackson@casadepazcolorado.org
  • Join the Interfaith Solidarity and Accompaniment Coalition (ISAAC) as an individual, faith community, or small group: northern.colorado@gmail.com