Breaking the Chains: Link By Link – Immigration / Labor Trafficking

Section 4:  Action Steps that Disciples Women Can Take

Report any suspected trafficking to:
U.S.A.     1-888-3737-888
Canada   1-800-222-8577 (TIPS)
or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

Write to your Senator. A link to the information needed for you to continue the letter writing campaign that began at Quadrennial Assembly 2014. Included is a sample letter for your use as well as Senators of the 113th Congress contact information.

Send a card via the CWS Angel to Angel project. Visit the CWS blog on Immigration for more information.

Request assistance for a child you think may be a victim of trafficking, contact:

Share Family and Children’s Ministries’ information on how to help the children at the southern border.  While these are kid-focused ideas, they are also appropriate for adults who wish to help.

Sponsor a screening of “Rape in the Fields”. This is a free resource of Invite others to join your group. Follow the screening with a discussion of what you can do in your area. Review the “Three Plans to Stop Rape in the Fields” for ideas. Other related items are on these links.

Use the 7-session “Living as Spirit Blessed Communities” Bible Study by Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries with your women’s or other group in your church, and read the accompany issue briefs from our partners with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition to gain a deeper understanding of immigration issues.

Read the report, “Migrant Women & Children Situation in Southern Arizona,” by The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona, Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, Phoenix.  This report shares information from the Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC) and its sister organization, Southern Arizona Interfaith (SAI) organization.  Respond to needs listed here for volunteers, supplies, and donations.

Assist arriving adults in families who are arriving into Arizona.  Contact Catholic Community Services in Tucson for more information.

Serve as a foster parent for a child migrant.  We connect with our Lutheran partners on this care.

Visit Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM) web page for a program, to sign-up for newsletter updates and to link with newest resources.

Call the RIM office, 317-635-3100, to learn which families  may be coming near your area as refugees or immigrants, and how you can assist them.