Fiscal year offers respite for shelter improvements

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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

Drive 4UR Community a success!

Drive 4UR Community a success! La Posada Providencia’s E-Newsletter Drive 4UR Community a success! Tuesday, July 14, 2015 The Drive 4UR Community fundraiser event, presented by Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Club and Boggus Ford Harlingen, was held Saturday, July 11, with approximately 170 drivers participating in support of La Posada. For every free test-drive completed, the

Clients celebrate Independence Day

Clients celebrate Independence Day La Posada Providencia’s E-Newsletter Clients celebrate Independence Day Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Independence Day weekend has always been a very special occasion for La Posada Providencia clients and staff. A cornerstone of La Posada’s program is teaching immigrants about United States history, culture and current events. The 4th of July provides

Help La Posada build a pavilion!

Help La Posada build a pavilion! La Posada Providencia’s E-Newsletter Help La Posada build a pavilion! Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Clients learn about Earth Day underneath La Posada’s carport. The new pavilion would hold such educational activities in the future. In less than two weeks, you will have the exciting opportunity to help La Posada

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

  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 the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change,” Pope Francis

Volunteers make mission possible at La Posada

Volunteers make mission possible at La Posada La Posada Providencia’s E-Newsletter Donate to La Posada Help the stranger and give to La Posada online today using a secure server. Make a monetary donation using your credit or debit card DONATE NOW Connect with La Posada F O L L O W on F A C E

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

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

Valley Morning Star: Sanctuary – La Posada shelters families seeking asylum

By KAYLEIGH SOMMER | STAFF WRITER SAN BENITO — All Saba wanted for herself and her three children was freedom. Facing civil unrest in her home country of Ethiopia, she said, that dream had seemed almost unattainable. Her husband, an outspoken civil rights advocate, had been jailed, she said. Fearing for the safety of her

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