Listen to Latino USA highlight the work of El Refugio! El Refugio is a member of CIVIC, offering hospitality and place of refuge for visitors to the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Through El Refugio, the community is supporting the family members of detained immigrants. One small act of kindness–creating a place to stay–helps these families visit their loved ones. The people in Lumpkin also create an opportunity for people to come and meet those affected by immigration detention policies.
“Our faith is a huge motivator. We believe that when it says we should welcome the stranger, that is what we should do,” says Charlotte Flores, a founder of El Refugio.