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Immigrant Support

By February 13, 2024No Comments



Thank you for the ongoing generous support of the Ecuadorian families in our midst!
 

As you may be aware, the Twin Cities have seen a sharp increase in immigrants from Central and South America. Unfortunately, many of these immigrants do not qualify for services. This includes services from the Minnesota Council of Churches. Immigrants with the same legal status do not necessarily receive the same services, if any, due to their country of origin. This puts undue hardship on people from certain countries, and in this case, Ecuador. These immigrants are escaping corruption, violence, and persecution, and they need our help. 

These families have permission to be in the United States while they seek asylum here. Because they do not qualify for services, there is a huge financial gap for these families while they get settled, seek asylum, get work permits, find employment, and then hopefully, eventually qualify for support services. While we have been working with these families on settling them in Minneapolis and bringing them to Casa Maria for community and to get food and other items, their gap needs remain great. 

Currently, our most significant needs are more funding to support their transitional housing needs and individual engagement in our accompaniment ministry. Regarding donations of material goods, the families’ needs can change frequently. Please do not bring unsolicited material donations to St. John’s. As needs arise, they will be communicated to the congregation via this webpage and arrangements to collect donations will be made directly through Deacon Rena.

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