NEW SANCTUARY NEEDS YOU!

No one can create sanctuary alone. It takes a community. The vital and varied work of New Sanctuary is done every day by hundreds of volunteers with all kinds of talents and strengths. We always need more volunteers because the work is never done. The government’s unreasoned attacks on immigrants grow and we grow to meet the needs.

Here are links to many of the ways you can help. Pick one. Pick more than one. We’ll provide any needed training. You provide the people power.

  • Public Benefits Training

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Vanderbilt Hall in New York, NY

    This training is intended for clinic volunteers and others who want to help our Friends with identifying noncitizen eligibility and also understand the "public charge" doctrine. 

    Speaker: Marie T. Vaz, Staff Attorney, Public Benefits & LGBTQ Advocacy, Bronx Legal Services and Dena Fisher, NSC Staff, to discuss plans for volunteer involvement in helping attain benefits for NSC Friends.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Asbury United Methodist Church in Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are. We are opening sanctuary spaces on every block where people can feel safe and welcome.

    We will be serving a light supper at 6:30 and the training will begin at 7.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Monday, November 26, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are. We are opening sanctuary spaces on every block where people can feel safe and welcome.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, NY

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are. We are opening sanctuary spaces on every block where people can feel safe and welcome.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Sunday, December 02, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Prema Yoga in Brooklyn, NY

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are. We are opening sanctuary spaces on every block where people can feel safe and welcome.

    This training is in a yoga studio - participants will be seated on bolsters or blankets.

    Our group will be guided in 15 minutes of mindfulness practice (no experience necessary), to help nurture and strengthen our capacity for action.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Monday, December 03, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    Central Synagogue in New York, NY

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are. We are opening sanctuary spaces on every block where people can feel safe and welcome.

    We will be serving a light dinner at 6:30 and the training will begin at 7.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Mixteca in Brooklyn, NY

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are. We are opening sanctuary spaces on every block where people can feel safe and welcome.