It is our goal and purpose to create a community of compassion and understanding towards all immigrants. Most immigrants come here as asylum seekers. By definition: An asylum seeker is someone who is seeking international protection but whose claim for refugee status has not yet been determined. Most of the non-refugee immigrants we work with are from Hispanic and Latino countries. Many came here legally and some do not come here legally. The reality is, immigration laws make it extremely difficult to get here legally. Many families face dictatorships, war-torn countries, and poverty, and to come here through the legal process could take up to 10-20 years. When families are in desperate situations, they do not have many options. Whether they came here legally or not, we consider most immigrants as asylum seekers, and work with all immigrants. We do not turn anyone away.

We build friendships with new immigrant families by helping them with household needs by collecting donations.