Events

  • 15
  • Jun

Transition Meeting

  • Thursday, 4:00 PM PST
  • Location provided upon RSVP

Our Transition Program supports asylum seekers to safely reach their new communities. Almost all detainees are released from detention with little or no money, separated from family and friends, and with limited access to community resources. Our transition meetings are beneficial for volunteers who want to learn more about the ways we support asylum seekers from point of release.

  • 9
  • Jul

Volunteer Orientation

Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation.

Parking options: First Lutheran Church parking lot (Lemon Street and Amerige Avenue entrances), street parking, and Plummer Auditorium parking structure (222 E. Whitting Avenue).

  • 16
  • Jul

Volunteer Orientation

Our 90-minute volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step guidance on how to visit detainees. Volunteers are able to start visiting upon completion of orientation.

  • 16
  • July

Leadership Team Meeting

Our Leadership Team consists of nine people. Made of Tapestry (sponsoring organization) members, affiliate organization representatives, and community members. Leadership Team duties includes setting policies for FOCD, responding to any issues and concerns, and other organizational duties. All volunteers and community members are welcome to attend.

  • 17
  • July

Debrief Meeting

Our volunteer debriefs are a great opportunity to meet other like-minded volunteers. Volunteers are able to discuss their experiences, ask questions, share success stories and challenges, and provide support to one another. Topics covered include setting boundaries, self care, lessons learnt, deportations, and managing the challenges of the immigration system. We highly recommend volunteers to attend.