Hands & Hearts Fundraiser Finds New Home


Hands & Hearts Fundraiser Finds New Home

Hands & Hearts Fundraiser Finds New Home La Posada Providencia’s E-Newsletter Hands & Hearts Fundraiser Finds New Home Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (SAN BENITO, Texas) La Posada Providencia’s annual fundraiser has found a new home.La Posada, a shelter for indigent immigrants, asylees and asylum seekers, will host its annual Hands & Hearts Brunch and Auction

Fiscal year offers respite for shelter improvements

Fiscal year offers respite for shelter improvements La Posada Providencia’s E-Newsletter Fiscal year offers respite for shelter improvements Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (SAN BENITO, Texas) The mission continues. On June 30th of this year, La Posada Providencia closed its 2014-2015 fiscal year. The steep spike in clients served the previous fiscal year – a record-breaking

Pope’s environmental stance resonates with La Posada’s mission

Pope’s environmental stance resonates with La Posada La Posada Providencia’s E-Newsletter Pope’s environmental stance resonates with La Posada Tuesday, June 9, 2015 In his widely discussed encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis called upon humanity to have compassion for our “common home.” “The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring

La Posada’s Programs Coordinator Celebrates U.S. Citizenship

Five years ago, Joseph Rodriguez, current Programs Coordinator for La Posada Providencia, arrived in the U.S. after fleeing his native country of Cuba. In a church in Brownsville, Rodriguez asked for help. A woman by the name of Sister Zita Telkamp, CDP, picked him up and took him to La Posada. As some say, “The

KGBT Action 4 News: Shelter for immigrants, refugees struggles to find funding

By DAISY BARRERA Several temporary shelters popped up last summer in the Rio Grande Valley during an influx of undocumented immigrant children crossing the border illegally. One shelter has been around for years helping immigrants and refugees from around the world, and they are the ones asking for a helping hand. La Posada Providencia shelter

Commonweal Magazine: Seeking Refuge | Life and Death at the Border

By ANANDA ROSE I have only just arrived at La Posada Providencia, an emergency shelter for homeless migrants and asylum seekers in San Benito, Texas, when Sr. Zita Telkamp receives a call from a Homeland Security center in the neighboring town of Harlingen. “They’ve got another mother and child for us,” says Sr. Zita. A

Clients Share Thanksgiving Messages

On October 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that the fourth Thursday in November would be a day of thanksgiving. “We have forgotten the gracious hand that preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched us and strengthened us as a nation…” Lincoln said in his proclamation. “We have become too self-sufficient and too proud to

She fled political persecution in Ethiopia…

2014 Annual Appeal Your Support Gives Our Clients Hope Saraa’s journey began in her home country of Ethiopia, where she and her family faced political persecution. After saving thousands of dollars for the journey, Saraa and her husband spent months traveling from Ethiopia through 10 other countries before reaching the U.S., including Sudan, Brazil, Venezuela,

Champions For a New Beginning Honored

As we have featured these past few months, La Posada Providencia launched a campaign titled Champions for a New Beginning to raise awareness and funding for the immigrant and asylee population the shelter serves. A Champion is an individual who supports the mission and purpose of  La Posada by pledging to raise $1,000 to meet

The Monitor: UTB dialogue centers on immigration

By VICTORIA BRITO | STAFF WRITER Experts on immigration and border security gathered Wednesday at the University of Texas at Brownsville to discuss issues brought to the forefront over recent months. The Humanitarian and Border Security Panel Discussion was sponsored by the Department of Communication’s student group, the Communication Council. The panel consisted of Sister