Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest
We support immigrant detainees and welcome them on their release
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What We Do
Our volunteers are outside the detention center release gate every weekday from 1:30 – 7 pm
waiting to welcome released immigrants
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.
Tales from the AIDNW Welcome Center
News and Events
RECORD NUMBERS OF RELEASES!
AIDNW volunteers have been serving as many as 30 released detainee guests each day. Large numbers of immigrants requesting asylum are being brought to Tacoma's NW ICE Processing Center from the southern border, given a court date and released after a short time.
Our volunteers are working in shifts at the AIDNW Welcome Center from 1 to 7 PM Monday through Friday and sometimes later, helping guests plan travel all over the country to reach their family members.
This uptick in guests is straining our resources, and ICE has told us that this level of releases is expected to continue indefinitely.
We ask for your support. We are looking for:
- Additional volunteer drivers
- Welcome Center volunteers
- Monetary contributions.
our Amazon wish list and donation link here: https://aidnw.org/how-to-donate/
our volunteer application on this page: https://aidnw.org/get-involved/
You can also send checks to our office at 1915 Sheridan Ave Tacoma, WA 98405.
It takes a village! We are grateful for all of our community support.
PowerPoint Presentation on AIDNW Services
Join our Google Group
Join our email Google Group to receive notification of news and events, current volunteer opportunities and donation needs.
Community Meetings are held every two months and feature a short presentation on topics relating to the detention center as well as updates from AIDNW. Community Meetings are currently held via Zoom. Here are recordings from recent meetings.
How You Can Help!
Visit or greet a detained immigrant. Provide transportation or other assistance to immigrants staying in our Hospitality House
Come to one of our bimonthly informational meetings.
Join our email Google Group to receive notification of news and events, current volunteer opportunities and donation needs
Link your Fred Meyer rewards card or Amazon Smile Program to support AIDNW