Help at the Texas Border supports those who would like to activate their networks in order to assist migrants in Texas and along the southern border.
Due to the MPP (Remain in Mexico Program) and the Third Country agreement with Guatemala, very few migrants, if any at all, are being released into the US from detention and coming through the respite centers. Hundreds of people are accumulating on the Mexican side of the border and in interior Mexico, where they are being dropped off by the US government.
Local American aid organizations along the border are struggling to adjust to the vastly increased population under the bridges along the border.
In the meantime, migrants are also still moving through Texas with the support of organizations in the larger cities. And some are being resettled by local organizations. All asylum seekers and migrants need legal support no matter the stage of their journey.
Mission: Border Hope
They recently suffered a fire and lost a lot of items due to smoke damage. They are in need of small shampoos & conditioners; small deodorants; individually wrapped toothbrushes; wet wipes (not baby); small Kleenex tissues; individually wrapped snacks. And they can always use clean, used tennis shoes in all sizes (except for large men's sizes -need size 9 or smaller).
They need volunteers as well to help assist in welcoming and feeding incoming migrants. click for more info.
The site is a constant work in progress! Check back regularly for added information.
If you can add to or improve the information on this site in any way, please let us know through the 'contact' page.
If you see an idea here or think of a great one yourself
if you wonder if others would like to work with you to actualize your idea
If you wonder if there are others out there with the knowledge or resources to help you make your idea happen
Ask to join
Austin Border Relief Volunteers FB group! We can hook you up!
Would you or your group like to be apprised in person of the most recent developments?
Would you like to learn how you can help? Or teach others how they can help?
If you live in the Austin metropolitan area (Austin, Lakeway, Buda, Manor, Georgetown, etc) cntact us to participate in or schedule a forum visit.
Click here to connect with other organizations on the border who are helping, especially if you can't travel.
Casa Marianella has two homes and programs for helping refugees transition to life in the US. Check out their wishlists here:
Volunteers are also greatly appreciated! You can play with kids, help with paperwork, drive to appointments, improve the properites, and teach skills or English.
Contact CM to sign up!
See the slide below for info on The Welcome Center for Immigrants, which begin operations on Sept 24th.
The Centers will provide classes to assist migrants in their transition to life in the US as well as with legal aid! A wonderful addition to the community; will be made successful by volunteer efforts!
Team Brownsville has kicked into high gear to respond to the developing situation at the border. TB is now feeding upwards of 600 people per day.
THE SITUATION IS OVERWHELMING
TB is in need of money for food, food donations, volunteers to cook on the American side of the border & to cross over and service in Mexico.
CONTACT TEAM BROWNSVILLE TO HELP
Information sheet about volunteering in Brownsville:
credit: Ana Breton
Team Brownsville is also operating a sidewalk school, helping to shelter and coordinating legal aid, medical aid, and an interface with CBP and ICE. Join their FB page to see updates on their work and other ways to help.
In San Antonio
Interfaith Welcome Coalition serves migrants. They need volunteers to help pack backpacks, create lunches for travel, support showers for migrants, be present at the overnight shelter, and help coordinate travel.
Interfaith Welcome Coalition
San Antonio Food Bank
Donate new items, indicating that they are for Migrant Resource Center: underwear all genders, ages, sizes; hygiene items; cleaning supplies; pedialyte, baby diapering supplies, formula & food; non-perishable snacks,
Drop at: SA Food Bank
5200 Enrique M Barrera Prky
notate financial donations to
Migrant Resource Center