How to get involved:

As a nonprofit, we rely on our community to help us work towards our mission and keep our services accessible. Here is how to support the Refugee Children Center:

Legal Services

Are you an attorney or a law student that is looking for meaningful pro bono work or legal experience? The Refugee Children Center can use your help!

Unlike defendants in the criminal justice system, immigrants facing deportation in immigration court are not provided free attorneys by the government. Unrepresented immigrants face the insurmountable challenge of navigating the complex immigration system alone and are far more likely to lose their cases than those who can obtain attorneys. The need for pro bono legal representation far exceeds that which the Refugee Children Center is able to provide to our participants.  There are also opportunities to get involved in a more limited capacity, such as volunteering at pro se workshops.

Volunteer

The Refugee Children Center is always looking to recruit talented and passionate volunteers to work with our organization! If you are interested in getting involved, please join one of our monthly New Volunteer Information and Registration Sessions, held virtually every first Monday of the month.

If you have additional questions, please contact Frida Aldapa using our contact page.

Donate

Donate online: Help provide support to asylum-seeking children and make a one-time donation. 

Monthly Giving: Being an advocate for our children means providing opportunities for a hopeful and brighter tomorrow. Make a sustainable donation today!

Your Dollars at Work 

$25 can assist one minor+guardian with transportation to a court hearing

$50 can gift a minor+guardian consultation with an experienced attorney.

$75 can provide a minor with proper court attire to attend a court hearing

$100 can sponsor an Indigenous language interpreter for a minor during their attorney-client sessions.

$1,500 will cover the cost of retaining an attorney to represent one minor.

You can also contribute to our general operational costs. Any amount helps support our minors in need and furthers our mission.

Check: Please write a check to Refugee Children Center (also known as San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center, Inc.) 

Refugee Children Center

15435 Rayen St.

North Hills, CA 91343

Cryptocurrency: Donating a cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it from your taxes. 

Planned Giving: When you include Refugee Children Center in your estate plan, your generosity provides legal representation and holistic support for unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. Leave a legacy! 

PayPal: If you prefer to donate to Refugee Children Center via PayPal.

Host your fundraiser 

Start your own Fundraising Campaign

Throw a party or host a fundraiser on FB for a cause and ask guests to donate to The Refugee Children Center instead of providing gifts.

Start a GoFundMe page to spread awareness and galvanize support for migrants from Central America.

We are excited to have you as fundraising partners and cannot wait to hear about your campaign stories!

If you are looking to organize a campaign, please fill out a contact form. You will be provided with a toolkit with helpful advice and resources, as well as answer any questions you might have.