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Help EBSC bring transformative legal and social support to low-income refugee-immigrants!

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

Children and Youth

Our story

Campaign Summary:

Founded in 1982, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) offers protection, advocacy and support to over 10,000 low-income refugees and immigrants every year. EBSC works with the most marginalized populations who are fleeing violence and persecution, including Unaccompanied Minors; torture victims; victims of gender-based violence; and LGBTQ people. Our participants come from over 60 countries. Our legal services, community organizing, and solidarity work have evolved in direct response to community needs. Current campaign priorities are focused on 1) Helping asylum seekers and 2) Creating a pathway to permanent residency for holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – a legal status for people from countries facing intense unrest such as civil war and natural disasters.

Why Saving TPS Matters:

Saving TPS will protect  270,000 US citizen children from being separated from their families.

Protecting TPS will help 440,000 people from 13 countries who are currently risk of being deported back to dangerous and war-torn nations.

Many TPS holders have been living in the United States for over 20 years. They pay US taxes, have children with US citizenship, and make valuable contributions to their community, workplace, and overall economy. They are law-abiding and hard-working members of our communities.

TPS began as a program for Salvadorans who sought refuge from a brutal civil war. 93% of TPS holders are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. In October 2018, a federal judge granted a temporary injunction to protect TPS. However, we still need a legislative solution to provide permanent residency for TPS holders.

How Your Donation Helps:

A small donation of just $25 will help us provide legal help and community support to our clients and their families:

  • $25 – supports one person to learn about their legal rights and social services
  • $50 – supports one TPS holder to participate in a Know Your Rights Forum
  • $100 – supports 5 people to participate in a civics class to become U.S. citizens
  • $300 – supports one day of legal screening in our Walk-in Clinic

Other Ways You Can Help:

Unable to make a donation? You can give to EBSC by spreading the word! Please share our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts. Tell your network about the work that we do at EBSC!

Interested in volunteering at EBSC? Please visit our website for more information. Your support matters!

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Daria Sievers, MSW, LCSW

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Thank you for making the world a better place!

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Lisa Hoffman

Happy to support this wonderful organization!

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