AIDNW

Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest

 

We welcome and support people affected by immigration detention by connecting them to resources and the community

Our volunteers are outside the detention center release gate every weekday from 2-7 pm
waiting to welcome released immigrants

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AIDNW wins BECU’s People’s Choice Award!

We are excited to announce that AIDNW was honored to receive the BECU People’s Choice Award!

BECU’s People Helping People awards are granted by BECU
to non-profits making a difference in their community.  

From an original 800 applicants, AIDNW was selected as one of 18 semi-finalists.   In November BECU invited the public to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award.   According to a BECU staff member, AIDNW garnered the highest number of votes in the history of this award.  We are so thankful that BECU, you, and our greater community believe in and support welcoming immigrants to our country. 

What We Do

The AIDNW Welcome Center is in an RV stationed outside the release gate, and the immigrants know this is a place where they can get help.

We can arrange for their transportation to the bus station, airport or taxi, and when needed, we provide temporary housing until more permanent arrangements are made.

WELCOME CENTER

Our Welcome Center provides a safe, supportive environment until reunification with loved ones can happen

 

HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Our Hospitality House offers overnight shelter for immigrants traveling to distant cities

 

VISITATION

When immigrants do not have anyone able to visit them, we end that isolation

 

Post-Detention Accompaniment Network (PDAN)

When immigrants need to connect to community services

PHONE ACCESS

When immigrants are unable to hear the voices of family and friends

 

How You Can Help!

Volunteer
Visit or greet a detained immigrant. Provide transportation or other assistance to immigrants staying in our Hospitality House

Participate
Come to one of our bimonthly informational meetings.

Connect
Join our email Google Group to receive notification of news and events, current volunteer opportunities and donation needs

Donate
Provide food, clothing, and toiletries, or make a one-time or recurring cash donation to AIDNW

Become an Immigrant Advocate
Recurring monthly donations help us enormously with operational costs

Our Wish List
Many needed items–and more–can be found on our Amazon Wish List

Community Rewards
Link your Fred Meyer rewards card or Amazon Smile Program to support AIDNW

Link your Fred Meyer rewards card to support AIDNW.  

AIDNW will receive extra benefits if you start your purchases at Amazon Smile

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Welcome Center RV Campaign — We did it!

Thanks to generous supporters, we have met and surpassed our Welcome Center Campaign expectations!!!

We are grateful for major gifts from

The Ben B. Cheney Foundation
Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
Norcliffe Family Foundation
Bamford Family Foundation
Alex Baron
Bart Parsley
Meena Menter
Two anonymous donors
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl  
Faith Communities
and
many individuals like you

who welcome immigrants with warmth, dignity and assistance to move on with their lives

Stay in Touch

Join our Google Group

Join our email Google Group to receive notification of news and events, current volunteer opportunities and donation needs.

Next Community Meeting

Next Meeting is January 15th, 2020
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
at St. Leo’s
710 S 13th St
Tacoma, WA 98405

Doors open at 9:00  for socializing

Next Overview of Programs

Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Peace Lutheran Church
2106 S. Cushman Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

To reserve your place, please send an email to:
officevolunteer@aidnw.org.
Light refreshments will be served.  A $5.00 donation is suggested.

 

AIDNW

Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest

We welcome and support people affected by immigration detention by connecting them to resources and the community

AIDNW office : 253-572-9659
1915 S Sheridan Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405

Welcome Center (2-7 pm) 253-343-4324

Hospitality House resident phone 253-327-1155

Program Manager:
Deborah Cruz
dcruz@aidnw.org

General information:
officevolunteer@aidnw.org

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