In partnership with First 5 LA, and with contributions from our donor-activists, Liberty Hill has established a Rapid Response for Young Immigrant Children Fund. The fund supports organizations addressing the needs of immigrant children (prenatal to age five) and their families, who are experiencing distress and trauma related to the extraordinary fear of separation. We are pleased to announce that we have awarded $90,000 to the following recipients:
CLEAN Carwash Campaign - $10,000
To minimize the trauma associated with fear of deportation by creating safe spaces for children who attend meetings and trainings with their parents.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights - $10,000
To support efforts to reunite hundreds of children who are still in custody with their families, and to hold government officials accountable for inhumane immigration policies.
Garment Worker Center - $10,000
To support garment worker families and young immigrant children through the organization’s Rapid Response Network.
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance - $10,000
To provide life skills training and education to the children of KIWA members, Casa Yonde tenants, and at worker centers that offer childcare.
LA Voice - $10,000
For its Rapid Response Network's efforts to support immigrant families with young children by providing the knowledge, tools and networks they need to protect themselves.
Pasadena/Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders - $10,000
To reduce social isolation by reaching out to families with young children and providing onsite and at-home immigration supportive services.
People Organized for Westside Renewal - $10,000
To convene key leaders to examine how service programs and policies can ensure access, security and safety for immigrant families and children.
Proyecto Pastoral - $10,000
To reach 1,000 residents with Know Your Rights information and the “Immigration Guide for Parents” booklet.
Southern California Education Fund - $10,000
To increase access to legal counsel for young immigrant children and develop a right to counsel framework for them.