Making Her Voice Heard

Isabel came to Taller de José fighting on behalf of her child.  Her young son, Ramiro, was experiencing daily bullying in his CPS elementary school with little recourse or support offered by the administration. Isabel came to Taller de José seeming doubtful, overwhelmed and a little afraid to pursue justice for her son. Nonetheless, she…

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Journeying with Dignity

Paul’s story of accompaniment began on a cold winter day outside the homeless shelter where he was staying. Paul was a Polish immigrant who had been detained by U.S. immigration offices and put into deportation proceedings. Sometimes immigrants are detained during these proceedings– which can take months– but in Paul’s case, he was put into…

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Welcoming the Stranger

This Advent season, we are reminded to “receive the stranger,” to welcome “the other” into our hearts and homes. As a part of her community’s Advent reflection Posada,  Amate House Volunteer Carla León shared these thoughts about her work at Taller de José: At Taller de José, most of our clients are marginalized members of society— the…

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