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HOTLINE NUMBERS:

  • Family and Community Support Line: 404.480.4780
  • Helpline for people at Stewart Detention Center: 229.234.9022

HOSPITALITY HOUSE:

We welcome you to stay overnight at our hospitality house on Saturday or drop by Saturday or Sunday to rest, use the restroom, and grab a snack. CALL BEFORE YOU COME TO LUMPKIN TO VISIT YOUR LOVED ONE. VISITATION MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. WHEN VISITATION IS CLOSED AT STEWART DETENTION CENTER, OUR HOUSE IS ALSO CLOSED.

WE CAN ALSO:

• Send your loved one a book.
• Put a small amount of money on your love one’s commissary account.
• Arrange for a back of clothing for your loved one, in case they are facing deportation.
• Provide post-release support for your loved one, if they are released on bond or parole, or because they won their case.
• Provide support for rent and utilities, if you are experiencing financial hardship and are eligible for our Family Care Program. Contact Michelle@elrefugioministry.org

Our report is available here in English: Click Here →

Spanish-language version coming soon.

Sign our petition here: Click Here →

Download our English-language toolkit for a week of action to #ShutDownStewart: Download Now →

Download the Spanish-language toolkit here: Download Now →

El Refugio is again collecting holiday cards for people at SDC through December 6. In addition to sending a card,
please consider a $20 donation for a commissary gift for a person at SDC.

For commissary gift, please link here:

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Download our Holiday Card Campaign toolkit here.

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What We Do

HOST FAMILIES

We offer free lodging, meals, and support on weekends to families visiting loved ones at Stewart Detention Center.  Please call SDC at 229.838.5000 and our Family and Community Support Hotline at 404.480.4780 before traveling.

VISIT PEOPLE IN DETENTION

(We hope to reopen this program soon!)

We take individuals and groups to visit immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center.

POST-RELEASE SUPPORT

We support people coming out of SDC with plane and bus tickets, information, and referrals.

EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY

We give presentations at school, church, and community groups to increase awareness of immigration detention and advocate for justice for immigrants.

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