Families are arriving in our community in desperate need of our help. They have traveled hundreds, if not thousands of miles to flee violence, suffering, and persecution in their homelands in search of a safer, better life.
Immigration authorities are releasing these families after being vetted by Homeland Security in San Diego and giving them the right to live in the U.S. while they await the outcome of their application for asylum. Learn more in our Newsroom.
A migrant shelter was started in late October 2018 to provide meals, medical care, legal services, and travel aid to 200 individuals; nearly 50-60 families a day. The number of migrants we host each night has increased to nearly 300 a night as of April 2019. Funds are needed for the shelter to maintain its daily operation and provide basic necessities, such as food, blankets and bedding, portable showers, baby/children needs, and toiletries. Our current location will house the shelter until the end of December 2019, but requires substantial support for to maintain. The funding will also help SDRRN provide free legal representation for these families and fund bond fees.
All shelter guests – babies, infants, children, and adults – discard their old clothes for health and hygiene reasons and are provided with new underwear, clean clothes, and shoes. Before they leave to reconnect with loved ones, asylum-seeking families are provided with additional clothes for what is often a multi-day bus ride.
You can donate these needed items to the locations below:
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego 92121
Drop Off Hours
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Barrio Logan
1770 Kearny Ave, San Diego CA, 92113
Drop Off Hours
Monday- Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm
We have also set up an Amazon wishlist where you can donate requested items that will help families begin their journey in the United States.
We started a campaign on GoFundMe to take advantage of their easy-to-share platform.
To donate and share, visit GoFundMe.com/MigrantReliefSD.
Together, we can ensure that no one stands alone in our community.Individuals seized by CBP and ICE have few resources to defend themselves. The SDRRN stands ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable immigrants and their families – advocating for their safety, providing emergency assistance, and coordinating free and low-cost legal representation to defend against family separation and unjust deportation.
Hotline: If you or someone you know is experiencing an immigration emergency (raid, arrest, checkpoint, and/or harassment) please call the 24-hour emergency hotline at (619) 536-0823.
Immigration Pro-Bono Legal Assistance: For non-emergency immigration legal assistance inquiries, please call (858) 637-3365. This line is staffed by the legal team at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network.
Media Inquiries: SDRRNmedia@gmail.com