Our 2016 Hands & Hearts Brunch and Auction showed La Posada Providencia’s board, staff, volunteers and clients how far reaching and committed the support is to “Welcoming the Stranger and Making a Difference” in our community. Click here to read more.
Pavillion Construction to Begin
La Posada Board Members, staff and clients gathered with representatives from the city of San Benito, the Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Club and Boggus Ford Harlingen for the groundbreaking ceremony of La Posada’s new Pavilion. Click here to read more.
Welcoming the Stranger at La Posada Providencia
See a glimpse of the life stories of some of the clients who come through the doors of La Posada every year. Click here to read more.
La Posada Providencia, is an emergency shelter for men, women and families who flee to the United States due to political oppression, natural disaster, and other life-threatening actions in their native countries. Many have endured severe hardships, including poverty, unjust imprisonment, even torture – all involving physical and emotional suffering. Most clients arrive destitute. They seek legal asylum or other legal recourse to begin new lives in this country. Since 1989, La Posada has provided resettlement assistance for more than 8,500 people from over 70 countries. Located in the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, La Posada provides a stabilizing support system for immigrants, asylees and asylum seekers as they wait for their cases to adjudicate before the U.S. Immigration Court. At La Posada, clients are provided access to the services they need for their next resettlement step and are encouraged to embrace the notion that they can achieve successful futures with hard work and their inherent skills.
Most Recent FY Outcomes
100% achieved heightened awareness for achieving successful self-sufficiency
85% achieved basic English conversational skills
85% achieved basic U.S. social and economic skills
85% achieved basic U.S. geography skills
85% gained employment readiness skills and completed milestones requisite for employment
95% of clients who gained asylum or achieved permanent residence cards live in a self-sustainable manner
Most Recent FY Outputs
6,630 bed nights
21,228 meals served
378 people served, including:
- 207 adult men
- 82 adult women
- 10 women were pregnant
- 89 children under the age of 18
25,425 miles driven for client appointments
9,720 total tutored hours of ESL
and life skills
13,582 total volunteer hours (193 volunteers, including 114 students and 7 interns)
La Posada Providencia is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency incorporated in Texas.