projects by chrcl
Tents-4-Homeless addresses the critical need to protect homeless people from inclement weather and to offer a temporary night-time place of refuge by providing tents and sleeping bags to homeless people.
This project does not address the root causes of homelessness - rapid economic globalization, increasing privatization and land speculation, lack of jobs and job training programs, lack of affordable housing, poverty and mental illness. Our efforts are aimed at addressing the pressing need of homeless people for a basic shelter to protect themselves from the rain or cold nights when emergency housing in a shelter program is not available.
Casa Libre is a historic 10,000-square-foot Gothic mansion built in 1901. Purchased by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Inc. in 1996, it serves as a transitional shelter for unaccompanied immigrant minors released to the program from Federal custody.
Casa Libre's program expertise lies in the provision of shelter, social, educational, medical and legal services for homeless and detained unaccompanied minor immigrant children, who have often been abused, abandoned, or neglected in their home countries and traveled to the United States alone. Services are provided to youth without homes regardless of immigration status.
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law represents all detained immigrant children in the United States through the Flores v. Sessions class action case.
Under the 1997 Flores settlement, The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is the only non-governmental organization in the country permitted to inspect all detention sites where children are detained and to interview and assess the treatment of detained children.
At the Reunify.org website, volunteer lawyers, interpreters, and child welfare experts can register to assist CHRCL in its Flores monitoring of detention sites.
To learn more or to sign up to volunteer to be a monitor for Project Reunify, go to the Project Reunify website.