We REALLY need continuing donations to help asylum seekers and refugees to settle and receive basic necessities like medical care, food, shelter and transportation. Your contribution allows us to continue helping those affected by devastating humanitarian crises.

Credit Card or Paypal

Make a contribution by clicking the donate button. You can choose to make a one-time donation or a monthly donation. Quick, easy and secure!

Donate by CHECK

If you would like to send in your donation by check, please make it payable to:

Welcoming Network

311 Darwin Street,

Santa Cruz CA 95062

Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living

If you would like to claim a tax deduction, you may make a donation through our non-profit fiscal sponsor, the Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living. After clicking the yellow "donate" button, choose "Santa Cruz Welcoming Network" in the drop-down menu. Or, if you prefer to make your tax deductible donation by check, make your check out to "The Hub" and write "Welcoming Network" in the memo field. Mail your check to the address above.

IRA RMD Contributions

Have an IRA?  Consider making a donation through your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). The donation needs to be written to our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor: “The Hub for Sustainable Living.

Refugee Camp in Northern Mexico

The children in this photo and their parents were forced to camp for months in dangerous conditions in Mexico while they awaited their turn to apply for asylum. Now they have rental housing in Santa Cruz and are navigating their asylum claims through our court system.


The Welcoming Network is a 100% volunteer based organization! Volunteers assist asylum-seekers as they navigate to safe rental housing, enroll their children in school, get medical and dental care, work through the immigration courts, and more.

While each family has unique needs, here are examples of how the Welcoming Network puts your generous donations to work.

  • $20 offsets medical and dental care costs

  • $50 helps buy groceries

  • $100 purchases a cellphone and several months service

  • $500 helps a family pay rent