Welcome home, asylum seekers!
Columbia County Sanctuary Movement is working closely with our partners at New York Immigration Coalition, Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE), Capital District Latinos, The Legal Project, Prisoner Legal Services, Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s Office, and many others to support and assist asylum seekers who have recently arrived to our region, and those we expect to continue arriving in additional buses.
We’ve been at this for years, collectively welcoming and supporting thousands of new arrivals in our region and ensuring they have what they need to thrive and feel a sense of belonging.
We’re asking you to join us. Whether it’s time, funding, or items, we need the entire community to come together and welcome these newcomers home.
Public officials at a national, state, and local level have created a crisis situation, using real people as political pawns. We have the chance to bring dignity and humanity to the situation with an outpouring of support for a successful relocation and a thriving future in our communities.
The situation changes daily, and organizations are coming together to ensure a smooth and comprehensive transition for our new neighbors. We need your help: volunteering, donating items, and contributing funds toward rapid response needs, materials, and staffing hours across our coalition to support these efforts.
Our organizations will continue to do what we do best- whether it’s providing legal support, health screenings, ESL classes, mutual aid support, community building, and more.
Will you welcome them with us by clicking one of the buttons below?
* Funds donated will be used collectively across the organizations responding to the moment!*
For the safety, security, and well-being of the asylum seekers, we ask that you please refrain from going directly to the hotels where they are staying unless it is part of our regionally coordinated efforts.