A kind listener can restore dignity and hope to a person enduring the long days of uncertainty and isolation in detention. LIRS partners with congregations, NGO’s and community groups across the nation to accompany individuals currently detained through conducting regular visits, staffing detention hotlines and writing to detainees.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? We encourage you to directly contact one of our partners listed below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-230-2772 to learn about volunteer opportunities in your community.
Visitation Ministry Partners
Local congregations and ministries that provide a compassionate ministry of presence to people in immigration detention include:
Restoration Project at Casa Mariposa, Tucson/Florence
Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants, Bakersfield
Casa de Paz, Colorado Springs
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants, Chicago/McHenry County
DC Detention Visitation Network, Bethesda
Justice For Our Neighbors-Southeastern Michigan, Beverly Hills
Conversations with Friends, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Seafarers International House, New York
Walking Together/Caminando Juntos, Ebensburg
Eden Prison Visitation Ministry, Eden
Hutto Visitation Program – Grassroots Leadership, Austin
AID NW Volunteer Visitation Program, Seattle/Tacoma
Interested in volunteering, but can’t find a ministry in your community? We encourage you to consider launching your own. Browse our resources on how to start a visitation ministry.