Right now, there are many families who are fearful for their lives.
COVID-19 has devastated their lives and livelihoods. Droughts has led to crop failure and hunger. And gang violence and drug cartels has left many young people and their parents living in constant fear.
When you donate to Catholic Relief Services today, you help families—many with children—who are facing unimaginable hardship and multiple emergencies at once.
In their home countries, your gift helps provide urgent food and shelter, protect kids against trafficking, keeps children in school, and helps youth stay out of gangs in some of the toughest neighborhoods. The support helps create greater safety and opportunity so that families don't feel the urgency to flee their homes and countries.
For migrants who have flee for safe refuge and opportunity, your gift supports a network of 35 faith-based and local shelters in Guatemala and Mexico. There, extremely vulnerable families receive the relief of a safe, dignified place to sleep, rest, eat and bathe. They also benefit from psychological, legal, and medical counseling. Assistance is also provided if they are being returned to their home countries.