What we do and who we help
What we do
Border Compassion’s invitation is this: to cross-over a border, a marginalized space, to be displaced from your comfort zone to serve the other, to hold suffering and broaden your perspective.
Border Compassion program activities include:
• Hosted monthly Cross-Over visits to purchase food, provide essential clothing, medicines and hygiene supplies, as well as provide a transformational and awareness-building experience to participants
• Network development and outreach inviting faith communities to cross-over to collaborate, give, learn, serve as a public witness, and engage in activism for systemic change aimed to bring about more just immigration policies
• Communication and Education through presentations, social media and calls to action
• Celebration of sacred rituals and prayers for holidays and holy days with cultural sensitivity to traditions from various countries and cultures
Our primary task it to ensure that the residents of the shelter have food, medicines and clothing. We also attempt to improve the infrastructure and have secured washing machines, a stove, emergency exit door and fire alarms.
Conditions at the Posada del Migrante Shelter are rudimentary: the kitchen is outdoors, there is limited refrigeration, there is no hot water or air conditioning though summer temperatures exceed 115 degrees, and the facilities far exceed capacity.
"Whatever the problem . . . community is the answer."
- Margaret Wheatley
Helping in Mexicali
Our Cross-Over trips start in Calexico, CA, USA. We meet up and cross the border into Mexicali, Mexico. Currently our services involve helping people at Combina Posada del Migrante.
The United States and Mexico share a border, share a connection and share compassion for its people.