Compassionate Migration Team
Human beings have fundamental rights protected by the United States Constitution and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. These rights apply regardless of one’s citizenship status, and include access to citizenship through lawful migration and protection from unlawful detention.
We uphold the right of all Indigenous Peoples to migrate freely on this continent.
Humboldt Hosting Hub
As a tangible demonstration of our deep commitment to protecting these rights and supporting immigrants, we are participating in a process to create a local hub of host families and support volunteers for asylum seekers.
This project is a collaboration between the following organizations:
How You Can Take Action
- Follow this project on Facebook to keep up on announcements and opportunities.
- To learn more about the hosting process, check out this brief guide from Freedom for Immigrants and/or this longer handbook (also from FFI).
- If you’d like to become a support volunteer, please add yourself to our list. (You’ll be added to a Google group to be notified of upcoming meetings and volunteer opportunities.)
- If you're ready to begin the process of becoming a host, please email Tamara at Cooperation Humboldt (English speakers) or email Centro del Pueblo (Spanish speakers).
- Donate to help cover living and legal expenses for our first two asylum seeking guests from Central America, who are currently living with a sponsor in Eureka.
Learn More About Hosting
Resources for Immigrants
- English Express Facebook Page & Website
- Humboldt Spanish Language Meetup - Facebook Group & Meetup Page
- Latino Outdoors Humboldt Facebook Page
- Humboldt Botanical Garden - free community day every 3rd Thursday of the month
- Food for People
- Dorcas (food and clothing bank) - 2331 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna - walk-in hours Tuesday/Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
- Wardrobe of Joy (free clothing closet) - 3515 Highland Place, Eureka - walk-in hours Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2:00-4:00 p.m. or by appointment (call 707-834-2905)
- 'Towards Citizenship' Class - call Beth Niemeyer at 707-362-3968
- Immigrant Legal Defense Project - pro-bono representation for immigrants based in the Bay Area
- Open Door Community Health Centers
- Humboldt Alcohol Recovery Treatment Program - classes in Eureka and Fortuna - call 707-725-9381