san juan apóstol Evangelista
Serving at San Juan Apostol Shelter for Migrant women. A center founded to confront the migration crisis caused by MPP (Migrant Protection Protocols). We offer a program that provides services for women who are vulnerable because of their migration status. Providing accompaniment through pre and post natal care, sexual assault aid services,and children and family therapy. Our service is also extended to anyone who needs aid outside the shelter.
Somos un grupo de Activistas y servidores Fronterizos que buscan reconozer y reaffirmar atraves de el servicio, dialogo y vida en comunidad, la dignidad de las personas en cada etapa su camino migratorio, estado y Frontera.
Servimos en San Juan Apostol Albergue que fue fundado para afrontar la crisis migratoria causada por MPP (Protocols de Protection al Migrante). Es un programa que provee servicios para mujeres que estan en estado de vulnerabilidad por su estatus migratorio. Acompañamos mediante el periodo post y pre natal, processos de victimas de violencia, y terapias familiares. Nuestro apoyo en espiritu de servicio es dado gratuitamente para mujeres dentro y fuera del Albergue.
The mission of San Juan Apostol is to build and promote a culture of life and encounter, affirming the dignity of migrant persons during the migration asylum process.
Through hospitality, we provide a clean, dignified, and safe space to be welcomed into.
Healthy food, prenatal care, and accompaniment is offered through every stage of asylum seeking.
We believe in integration and sharing between refugees, volunteers, and border cities with a recognition and respect for individual cultures.
Music, art, and literature and our rich faith tradition are important elements to create a dignified space for dialogue, integration, service, and resilience in our community.
San Juan Apostol is committed to affirming through work the dignity of persons at every stage or border. “We don’t want to be anti, against anybody.” “We simply want to be a builder of a great affirmation.”- Oscar Arnulfo Romero. A consistent life ethic that says you are valuable!
Our vision is to make sure that everyone at our shelter is treated in a dignified manner.
We plan to expand our capacity at our hospitality center to be able to welcome more people. We hope to build community beyond our parish through our hospitality program. Building community that affirms dignity throughout both borders.
We also hope to expand our programs and involve more parishes and community, working together in a support network for the poor and needy.
Father Francisco Garcias Founder of San Juan Apostol respite center for migrant and refugee persons
Shelter Coordinator and program developer
Mental Health program leader
Dr. Leticia Chavarria Medical Oversee within San Juan
Supporting women and children at the border to create a culture of life and encounter.
In the process of getting 501(c)(3) status
Tax-deductible donations currently go through New Wave Feminists (BRIDGE 5643738963)