Fiscal year offers respite for shelter improvements

Sister Zita Telkamp

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

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

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: New housing comes to La Posada Providencia

By KAYLEIGH SOMMER | STAFF WRITER SAN BENITO — La Posada Providencia in San Benito has a new structure within its sanctuary. The newest addition to La Posada’s grounds is a 1,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom, pre-manufactured home. “This new home will allow Casa Carolina to function solely for our clients and families,” La Posada Program Director

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