Former La Posada Guest Becomes a CNA

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Former La Posada Guest Becomes a CNA

La Posada Providencia continuously strives to meet the needs of poor immigrants, asylees, and asylum seekers. The staff works to promote clients’ successful integration into United States society. Upon departure from the shelter, we encourage our guests to keep in touch. When they do reach out to us, it is both gratifying and inspiring to

With a Good Heart and Good Intentions, Anything is Possible

Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, recognizes that well-intentioned people, who want to make a difference, may not have the resources to provide financial contributions to worthy causes in their communities. Foresters Financial provides ways for its members to exercise their desire to be contributors and become leaders in their community. One of these

Recipes from Around the World- A Honduran Holy Week Tradition

Recently, our shelter cook, Yessica, prepared a pork and summer squash skillet (guisado) as the main course for lunch. It was delicious. Serving clients from around the world occasionally opens conversations about the preparation of meals and the unique recipes that can come with each culture. This preparation of summer squash appeared to be new

Honduran Guest Prepares to Continue Migration Journey

Jamie arrived at La Posada Providencia in July 2020. His family in Honduras is quite poor. Simply getting water for their household to use involved a 15-minute walk each way, carrying water home in buckets. There was little opportunity for him to get work. His migration journey began when he was 16 years old; he

Caring for All Creation

At La Posada Providencia, we commit ourselves to care for the earth and all creation, for we believe that all is a gift from a loving and Provident God. Of course, our commitment to all creation includes our furry friends that are our pets.  They add so much to our living environment to complete our

La Posada Welcomes Virginia Marr, Ginya for Short!

In Massachusetts, Virginia Marr recently graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Studio Art. Ginya came to us with many refugee relief experiences, having served in numerous international non-governmental organizations like Lighthouse Relief, Movement on the Ground, and Collective Aid. As a high school student, Ginya studied abroad and

Young Guest Arrives Willing to Give A Hand

Ale of Honduras arrived at La Posada over the weekend. After her mother’s passing this past October, she began her migration journey to the United States. Ale stayed ten days in an immigrant shelter for minors and was released after her 18th birthday. She has been staying at La Posada for a few days now and

La Posada Guest Gives Back with Workshop for Staff

This past week, La Posada Providencia staff participated in a Motivational and Social Media workshop. The presenter, Esteban Garza, was knowledgeable and radiated fervent energy throughout his presentation. Esteban talked about the difference between a group and a team. He described the characteristics of a high-performance team and encouraged developing the qualities that make up

Volunteer from Hershey Ripples Sweet Relief to Valley Shelters

In June, La Posada Providencia welcomed volunteer Lisa Neuhauser from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Lisa attended Arizona State University and received a master’s degree in Social Justice and Human Rights. Lisa applies her knowledge and demonstrates her compassion for the migrant community by volunteering with Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.

The First United Methodist Army Comes to Serve

The summer has brought us abundant blessings, with many volunteers ready to respond to La Posada’s many needs. Pastor Todd Jones, from First United Methodist Church (FUMC), in Harlingen, TX, formed the UM Army, a volunteer group. The group visiting La Posada consisted of 27 youth ranging in ages from 12-16 years old. The volunteers