Unaccompanied migrant children are arriving in San Diego, Calif., by the hundreds daily. Local leaders plan to house 1,400 girls temporarily in the Convention Center, and a comparable number of boys elsewhere in the city. One of Families With Dignity's Leadership Team members, Sister Mary Kay Dobrovolny, RSM, is now part of a community of religious in San Diego, whose Casa de Misericordia is providing spiritual and material support to the migrant children, many of whom are LGBTQ+ and fleeing homophobia and persecution. The Sisters of Mercy are collecting donations and need clothing, especially socks, for teenagers in particular.
You can help by donating online to their tax-deductible 501(c)3. Be sure to add the notation “migrant children through Casa de Misericordia” in the comment box. To send money, write a check to “Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest” with “migrant children” in notation. Checks and clothing for the children may be mailed to Mary Kay at:
Mary Kay Dobrovolny, RSM
Casa de Misericordia
745 Beardsley St.
San Diego, CA 92113