You have no idea what some people will do to reach the United States until you hear their stories.
According to their mission statement, the Sisters of Divine Providence “impelled by the Spirit of Jesus, commit ourselves to co-create a world of compassion, justice and peace. Guided by the legacy of Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler and Marie de la Roche, we nurture in ourselves and in others a trust and confidence in God’s faithful presence. We further commit ourselves to making God’s providence more visible in our world.” La Posada Providencia is one of the ways the Sisters are carrying out that mission.
La Posada Providencia, a ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, answers the Gospel call to “welcome the stranger.” Founded in 1989, La Posada provides a safe, nurturing environment to immigrants, asylees, and asylum seekers who have come to the United States seeking safety, protection, and a better life. All shelter residents are in the process of seeking legal refuge in this country. La Posada has welcomed people from more than 70 different countries. Our goals extend beyond shelter to helping our clients adjust quickly to United States culture. Clients participate in life skills and English language lessons and receive personalized case management and transportation.
La Posada Providencia was recently featured in Steve Inskeep’s NPR Morning Edition article: A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide.