April 23, 2020
COVID19 Support for Undocumented Families
There are 11 million undocumented immigrants who aren’t eligible for a stimulus check. Please see how you can support below

DONATE

The COVID19 Support for Undocumented Families Mutual Aid Fund was created by Organized Communities Against Deportation (OCAD) to offer a simple way for individuals wanting to share their stimulus check with undocumented families, who were excluded from the government aid. Let’s show our undocumented neighbors, families and friends the support our government won’t!

The expansion of #COVID19 has affected thousands of people and although we’re in this together, undocumented communities are struggling to make ends meet. Don’t leave them in the shadows, make a donation or share with your friends. Any amount counts!


Donate to the fund https://donorbox.org/sponsor-a-case


REQUEST

Please fill out this form to apply for funds. This fund is specifically for undocumented people and their families facing deportation/detention. We are not asking people to disclose their status but please keep this in mind when requesting funds.

We do not have the capacity to confirm everyone’s stories, since we are not vetting these requests, there is a chance that someone will post an ask that is not framed honestly. We believe helping people during this difficult time is worth the risk. 

METRICS

Note: As of this update 05/20/20, over $28,192.52 in aid has been collected. We will be posting metric information on how your contribution is supporting undocumented families. 

OTHER RESOURCES

OCAD’s fund is limited to undocumented families facing deportation/detention in the Chicago land area, for other resources please see the following links:

https://covid.citybureau.org/en/ 

MutualAid Fund for formerly incarcerated /detained immigrants 


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Organized Communities Against Deportation
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