No one stands alone
in our community

For up-to-date information regarding the flu outbreak at the Migrant Family Shelter, please visit the County of San Diego News Center.
The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region.

San Diego is the largest land border crossing in the world and has been a highly active location for deportations, rights violations, and abuse by Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The SDRRN was activated to respond to increased immigration enforcement activities within San Diego County and humanitarian issues arising at the border, including widespread family separation and unjust deportation of asylum seekers presenting at the Port-of-Entry.

To view the Core Partners, Legal Partners, and Participating Organizations, please click here.

We Need Your Support

Families are arriving in our community in desperate need of our help. They have traveled hundreds, if not thousands of miles to flee violence, suffering, and persecution in their homelands in search of a safer, better life.

Immigration authorities are releasing these families after being vetted by Homeland Security in San Diego and giving them the right to live in the U.S. while they await the outcome of their application for asylum. Learn more in our Newsroom.


Your Support is Vital to Running the Migrant Family Shelter

A migrant shelter was started in late October 2018 to provide meals, medical care, legal services, and travel aid to 200 individuals; nearly 50-60 families a day. The number of migrants we host each night has increased to nearly 300 a night as of April 2019. Funds are needed for the shelter to maintain its daily operation and provide basic necessities, such as food, blankets and bedding, portable showers, baby/children needs, and toiletries. The funding will also help SDRRN provide free legal representation for these families and fund bond fees.


Donate Needed Items

All shelter guests – babies, infants, children, and adults – discard their old clothes for health and hygiene reasons and are provided with new underwear, clean clothes, and shoes. Before they leave to reconnect with loved ones, asylum-seeking families are provided with additional clothes for what is often a multi-day bus ride.

You can donate these needed items to the locations below:

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego 92121
Drop Off Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm.

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Barrio Logan
1770 Kearny Ave, San Diego CA, 92113
Drop Off Hours
Monday- Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm

We have also set up an Amazon wishlist where you can donate requested items that will help families begin their journey in the United States.


GoFundMe Campaign

We started a campaign on GoFundMe to take advantage of their easy-to-share platform.
To donate and share, visit GoFundMe.com/MigrantReliefSD.

In The News

San Diego Union Tribune

The U.S.-Mexico Immigration Agreement Does Virtually Nothing for the Migrant Crisis
June 12, 2019

This video segment explains the politics behind the U.S-Mexico immigration agreement and includes footage of the JFS Migrant Family Shelter. County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and an asylum-seeking guest are both interviewed.

Click here to watch the story from Vice News

San Diego Union Tribune

Texas flights brought flu outbreak to San Diego migrant shelter: county officials
May 23, 2019

Mainly children have shown flu-like symptoms since arriving at the shelter, county officials said.

Click here to read the San Diego Union-Tribune story

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San Diego Rapid Response Network Recognized with 2019 Grand Golden Watchdog Award, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association Highest Honor
May 16, 2019

Press coverage regarding announcement:
KUSI | Good Morning San Diego | KOGO-AM (Radio)

SD Jewish World

Shelter Helps Legal Migrants Reach Their Sponsors
May 9, 2019

San Diego Jewish World Reporter Don Harrison takes a closer look at the humanitarian aid asylum-seeking families receive at our migrant shelter. From food to medical help to transportation, he explains how families begin their new lives in the United States.

Click here to read the San Diego Jewish World story

The China Daily

Asylum-Seekers Face Anxious Wait at Border
May 6, 2019

China’s leading English-language newspaper highlights our migrant shelter and the services we provide to asylum-seekers from Central America. CEO Michael Hopkins talks about the hardships families face in order to access this critical humanitarian aid.

Click here to read the story from The China Daily

Click here for past stories

Call Our 24-Hour Immigration Enforcement Hotline to Report:

Checkpoints
Raids
Arrests
Harassment

(619) 536-0823

Together, we can ensure that no one stands alone in our community.

Individuals seized by CBP and ICE have few resources to defend themselves. The SDRRN stands ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable immigrants and their families – advocating for their safety, providing emergency assistance, and coordinating free and low-cost legal representation to defend against family separation and unjust deportation.

Volunteer Opportunities: For volunteer opportunities with the San Diego Rapid Response Network, please contact sheltervolunteer@jfssd.org.
Note: This email address is not for media queries. Members of the media should contact SDRRNmedia@gmail.com.

Please make a donation to help us carry out this vital work - 100% of your donation goes directly to the SDRRN.

Contact Us

Hotline: If you or someone you know is experiencing an immigration emergency (raid, arrest, checkpoint, and/or harassment) please call the 24-hour emergency hotline at (619) 536-0823.

Immigration Pro-Bono Legal Assistance: For non-emergency immigration legal assistance inquiries, please call (858) 637-3365. This line is staffed by the legal team at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

Media Inquiries: SDRRNmedia@gmail.com

Core Partners

Legal Partners

Participating Organizations (Partial List)

  • 2-1-1 San Diego
  • ABA Immigration Justice Project
  • American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties
  • ACCE
  • AFT – Immigration Committee City College
  • California Western Community Law Project
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • Casa Familiar
  • Catholic Charities of San Diego
  • CSA San Diego County
  • Center of Community Solutions
  • Employee Rights Center (ERC)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • MAAC Project
  • North County Immigration Task Force
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
  • Price Philanthropies
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • San Diego Organizing Project
  • SEIU Local 221
  • SEIU USWW - San Diego
  • South Bay Community Services
  • Vista Community Clinic

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