Serving detained immigrants in need

How to help

Make a difference with a donation.


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. Make a gift online now

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

Volunteer with ICDI.

Your support as a volunteer is key to meeting the needs of immigrants in detention and in community.

There is always room for welcoming hearts and hands to join our over 350 volunteers and 7 staff in our programs, from detention center to court to accompaniment, housing, community outreach and more.

To join or find out more, please contact

Help ICDI find our new home.

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 multi-use property that could hold our office, programming space, and emergency housing, please get in touch at


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