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June 2024 Collaborator: Refugees & Immigrants

Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.

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Quixote Center

Greenbelt, MD

The Quixote Center was founded in 1976, with the goal of transforming church and society in the spirit of post-Vatican II efforts to create a more inclusive church. The organization partners with the Franciscan Network on Migration, which coordinates the work of Franciscan-run shelters in Mexico and Central America. The primary beneficiaries of this partnership are migrants crossing through Central America and Mexico. The top sending countries are: Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. In 2018, the Center launched a program focused on migration justice. The humanitarian portion of the program is centered in Mexico.  Education and advocacy efforts have the aim of ending detention of migrants and restoring paths to asylum for those who need it.

For it is in giving that we receive.

St. Francis of Assisi

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