"You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31
Unaccompanied Minor Migrants
Volunteer & Assistance Needs
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas is being used as a “decompression center” housing unaccompanied minors who have journeyed across the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. Prayer and advocacy are needed to create a better future for our neighbors fleeing from and those remaining in violence, climate disaster zones and poverty in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Two hundred boys arrived this week, and more than 2,300 could be housed at a given time. Each will stay 3-5 days, during which time their immediate basic needs will be met and arrangements made for them to be placed with family or other vetted custodians elsewhere in the United States.
The North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church is joining with other judicatory leaders in partnering withCatholic Charities of Dallas, UNITE Greater Dallas, Faith Forward Dallas at Thanksgiving Square and Dallas Area Interfaith to assist in this effort.
Many of the volunteer efforts are being managed through Dallas Catholic Charities. The main needs are Spanish-Speaking volunteers, but there are opportunities for other assistance.
Please note that all food and basic needs are being provided and collections are not being taken at this time. We will communicate any changes to these needs as we are made aware.
If you have questions or need help navigating the needs, please contact our Missions Minister Mary Martin at email@example.com with your questions.