Serving detained immigrants in need

How to help

The fastest way to make a difference is through a donation.

MAKE A MONETARY GIFT – ONLINE OR BY CHECK

Thanks to our incredible volunteers and many in-kind donations, we run with lean staffing and watch our expenses but there are some real costs that we cannot avoid.  Some of the donations go directly to asylum seekers or people in detention.  We compensate core staff and follow fair pay guidelines.  We don’t receive any government funding and are entirely dependent on generous funders to keep our doors open and the lights on at the Marie Joseph House of Hospitality.

We also need groups to sponsor individuals and families.

The basic asks are:

  • commit to financial support of $1000-$1500/month for two years
  • Identify 3-4 people to be trained as mentors for weekly contact
  • Assist with transportation, language learning, budgeting, cultural adjustment and more

If your group is interested in this opportunity, please email sponsor@icdichicago.org

The Marie Joseph House needs a new home.

We are called to be nimble and meet the needs that present themselves.  Currently there are families that need housing assistance and case management but our current landlord does not want us to accept more families.  We are vacating the property at the end of July and need to find a new home for this vital program.  In the past 5 years we have served over 100 people who were released from detention.  Our community-based care program is a global model of an alternative to detaining people.

If you have property that could be used for a group home or for housing individual families, please get in touch at housing@icdichicago.org