Community Support

A chief effort of the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition is Community Support for Families in Crisis. 


Community Supports provides emergency assistance and emotional support to families in crisis because of immigration detentions and deportations. We foster the creation of safe spaces for healing and responding to the trauma of forced separations of families by connecting people with community resources and broadening networks of solidarity and support. We become "buddies" for these families, guides through these difficult times, and draw on community resources to provide essential needs for families suffering the heavy tolls of immigration raids, detentions, and deportations that separate children from parents, suddenly depriving access to love, care, and vital income.