You have an opportunity to help form a new Accompaniment Team, matching with a new immigrant family to walk alongside and provide the support the family members need on their immigration journey. Each family has different needs, such as finding an attorney and journeying through legal and court appointments, figuring out how to access health and dental care and secure housing, or connecting to a food pantry and the network of community services available.
If you are interested in being part of a team of 5–6 people stepping into relationship with an immigrant family, contact Yvonne Murray (408-930-3733). She will set up an information session in mid-March where LAUMC’s existing Accompaniment Team members will share their experience, answer your questions, and invite you to discern whether this is where God is nudging you to be involved. While it is beneficial if you speak Spanish, it is not a requirement. Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity to help a family in need.