Our teams of expressive arts therapist, clinicians, artists and educators are working to support the psycho-emotional health needs of asylum seekers on the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border.
We currently have access to over 17 shelters, which houses roughly 300 children plus their families. The numbers are constantly shifting and some of the shelters are in undisclosed locations as they house highly vulnerable individuals and families.
Our Community Partners
In October and again in December, 2019 an initial assessment of the needs of the people housed in shelters was conducted which included an in depth understanding of the population, (including the video on our home page), and of the mental health needs within the historical trends and shifting dynamics of the community.
There are 15,000 in migrants in Juarez; 1500 of them living in one of 17 shelters. It is estimated that there are over 300 children currently in shelters some with families, with 68% are from Guatemala or Honduras. Most are families from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and parts of Mexico fleeing the violence and murders imposed by powerful drug cartels and gangs.
According to the October 17-22, 2019 assessment several initiatives were acknowledged and areas of attention were identified.
Current programs working in the shelters:
WHAT YOUR DONATIONS SUPPORT