Resources Mexico

For a comprehensive list of shelters in Mexico, click here or here. CIVIC and its member visitation programs also have spoken to or visited the following shelters:
Shelters in Tijuana
A) Two are located a long walk east of the “river” on the hilly neighborhoods, which overlook downtown. One is for women and it houses about 25 residents, very clean and secure; right next door is a four story building only for men with impressive intake services, security and rules, and meals, etc. Both are called Casa Calabrini at this address:
Galileo 239 Postal, 22350 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, +52 664 682 5180
The caretakers in charge are Brother William and Sister Orila.
B) Albergue Temporal para Mujeres y Hombres “Elda”
Ave. 5 de Mayo Num. 526 Altos, Zona Norte de Tijuana B.C.
Entre Calle Primera y Coahuila
Dir. Elda Chalma., cell: 664-115-2053 offic. 664-638-1073
C) Albergue la Vina de Tijuana B.C.
Calle Ing. Fernando Sanchez Ayala #7534 Zona Norte
Director: Carlos del Toro
Phone: 664-685-4508
Desayunador Salesiano, Padre Chava
Breakfast served daily to 1200 people
Av. Ocampo #700, Zona Centro
Margarita Ma. Andonaegui Padilla (Madre), Coordinator
Tel: 688-27-90 y 687-25-53
Nextel: 152*170754*4
Cell: 044-664-232-94-31
(some lodging available)
Grupo Beta
Upon crossing, the group gives deportees pamphlets of information which includes a list of shelters in Tijuana and Mexicali. Grupo Beta has moved (temporarily?) from downtown Tijuana to Otay Mesa which is 9 miles from Tijuana border crossing.
Deported Migrant Shelters in Mexicali
A) Hotel del Migrante Deportado (for mostly men) is one mere block from the customs crossing. It is visible from the crossing, and the contact number is 686-209-6138. You can also email the shelter at
B) There is a shelter for youth in one of the mid-class neighborhoods east of downtown (need a government referral at the customs crossing for this shelter).
Agua Prieta, Sonora MX: Migrant Resource Center
Contact: Mark Adams at Frontera de Cristo
Nogales, MX: Kino Border Initiatives
Albergue “Maria Auxiliadora”
Contact: Pbro Uriel Medina
Address: Diocesis de Coatzacoalcos
Carranza y Zaragoza s/n
69400 Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz
Phone: 921-212-1892, 921-215-8466
Centro de Orientacion del Migrante “COMI”
Contact: Nancy Maribel Garcia
Address: Arquidiocesis de Oaxaca
Callejon Guadalupe Victoria s/n
68000 Oaxaca, Oax.
Phone: 951-516-9004
Casa del Migrante en Comalapa
Phone: 963-634-1934
Contact: Hna. Gloria Murua, SJM
Casa del Migrante en Tapachula
Phone: 962-625-4812
Centro de Atencion a Migrantes
Prelatura de Cancun-Chetumal
Primera Sue entre 15 y 20 Av. Mz. 7 Lote 1
77710 Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo
Phone: 984-873-2944
Cell: 045-984-113-2655
Contact: Gabriela Compos Cortes
Centro de Derechos Humanos del Usumacinta A.C.
Calle 26 s/n
Col. Centro C.P. 86900
Tenosique, Tabasco
Phone: 01-934-342-0863

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