Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest

Build a Bridge of Hope for Northwest Immigrants

 

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Your donation from April 20 through May 5 will help AIDNW support immigrants while detained inside the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, and after their release.

AIDNW strives to be a Bridge of Hope from dark immigrant journeys of uncertainty to secure lives in resettlement.
  

WELCOME CENTER

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

HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Our Hospitality House offers shelter to immigrants released from detention

VISITATION

We currently provide penpals to help end the isolation of detention.

 

Post-Detention Accompaniment Network (PDAN)

When immigrants need to get to the bus station or airport, or to connect to community services

PHONE ACCESS

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

News and Events

Hello AIDNW Community,
The AIDNW Board of Directors has begun the process of discerning goals for AIDNW in 2021. The combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and current Federal immigration policies has significantly impacted our ability to offer assistance to immigrant detainees in 2020. The largest impact has been on our Welcome Center and Hospitality House Programs.   (read more)

Changes to our programs under COVID 19

  • The AIDNW Welcome Center is working outdoors and we are taking all necessary precautions to protect both our volunteers and our guests.
  • Hospitality House is still able to accept guests who need to wait a few hours for transportation. While overnight stays to traveling immigrants are no longer possible, we have started to offer extended stays of 3 – 6 months to immigrants to who plan to make their home in the area (COVID test required) . 
  • PDAN volunteer drivers are busy taking released immigrants to the airport or to hotels for overnight stays before airport travel.
  • Visits are not allowed inside the Detention Center, but our volunteer visitors continue to connect with detainees by writing letters.
  • Clothing and other in-kind donations are being accepted only through our Amazon Wish list and can no longer be dropped at the house.
  • Monetary donations continue to be accepted through the mail and the website https://aidnw.org/how-to-donate/

Community Meetings

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.

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 Wednesday April 21st, 2021

9:30 – 11:00 a.m

Patti Kilpatrick and Bill Fay will be talking about their poem book Passages: Immigrant Experience, which details six immigrant experiences through epic poems by Bill and illustrated with Patti’s watercolor portraits.

If you would like to attend, please email officevolunteer@aidnw.org. A link will be sent out a few days before the meeting.

AIDNW Community Meeting Tacoma, WA September 16th, 2020

Community Meeting featuring guest speaker Sarah Jackson, founder Casa de Paz in Denver, Colorado.

AIDNW Community Meeting Tacoma, WA - July 15, 2020

Presentation from Deborah Cruz, Anne Recinos,  and Tonia Honeycutt,  

AIDNW Community Meeting Tacoma, WA - May 20th, 2020

Presentation from Jefferson Mok and Deborah Cruz,

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 Wednesday April 21st, 2021

9:30 – 11:00 a.m

Patti Kilpatrick and Bill Fay will be talking about their poem book Passages: Immigrant Experience, which details six immigrant experiences through epic poems by Bill and illustrated with Patti’s watercolor portraits.

If you would like to attend, please email officevolunteer@aidnw.org. A link will be sent out a few days before the meeting.

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 (3-7 pm)
253-343-4324

Hospitality House resident phone 253-327-1158

Program Manager:
Deborah Cruz
dcruz@aidnw.org

General information:
officevolunteer@aidnw.org