El Refugio accompanies immigrants at Stewart Detention Center and their loved ones through hospitality, visitation, support, and advocacy for a just immigration system.
El Refugio provides direct support to folks currently detained at Stewart Detention Center. This support is initiated by our helpline which is open to all persons detained to request support such as but not limited to legal referrals, advocacy request, books, deportation bags, commissary, etc. Simultaneously, El Refugio works on broad-spectrum advocacy which is centered around the voices of the affected community. Advocacy work can consist of public awareness campaigns, days of action, story telling, and creating community for those directly or indirectly by detention centers.