Casa Mariposa and Mariposas Sin Fronteras serve vital roles in providing support to migrants and refugees in the Eloy and Florence detention centers through visits, letters, bond support, advocacy and even hospitality, if they need a place to stay upon release from detention. For more than 7 years, many members of the groups have relied on the hospitality of Casa Mariposa. The owner of Casa Mariposa has decided to sell the house, meaning that as of September 2017, members of Mariposas will no longer have stable housing and the organizations will not be able to provide hospitality to those leaving detention.
In order to continue providing as much support to migrants as possible, including LGBTQ+ migrants, we need a new home. Join us in fundraising for a new home by coming to some of our events this summer and sharing our online campaign with family and friends to continue supporting our struggle here on the US-Mexico border.
Come out to one of our solidarity dinners, sponsored by local groups and organizations and stay tuned for more events to come.