‘Esperanza’ – hope – amid immigration crisis
Exhausted immigrants, recently released from U.S. custody, sleep on the floor of a Catholic Charities-run respite center in McAllen, Texas, July 1, as several U.S. bishops tour the facility. The Esperanza Center in East Baltimore is among the agencies helping unite children separated from their parents at the border with other relatives living in Maryland. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
The family reunification and anti-trafficking program at the Esperanza Center, which is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Baltimore, works to help reunite unaccompanied minors with a sponsor already living in the United States (generally another family member or close friend).
Read more about the work of the Esperanza Center.
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