The KIND Blog

Houston’s KIND Clients Need Your Help

by Wendy Young   on September 8, 2017   in

A Message from KIND President, Wendy Young:    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, KIND’s immigrant and refugee child clients are among the most vulnerable. Many have lost their homes. They have no food, no

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Houston Office Emergency Resources for Hurricane Harvey

by Alex Pender   on August 30, 2017   in

KIND’s Houston office opened today, September 5, 2017. Please see below for continued emergency resources for the Houston area. Las oficinas de KIND en Houston estarán cerradas por motivo del Huracán Harvey hasta nuevo anuncio.

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KIND Fresno & San Francisco’s First Resource Fair A Huge Success

by Katie Annand   on August 9, 2017   in

KIND’s Fresno and San Francisco staff hosted a resource fair this past week with over 30 Central Valley based clients attending with their families. The resource fair took place in the UC Merced Fresno Center. 

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DHS Secretary Kelly Misrepresents Child Refugees and Their Protection Needs

by Megan McKenna   on May 26, 2017   in

May 26, 2017—Yesterday, during a Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee budget hearing, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly grossly mischaracterized the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Unaccompanied Alien Children program

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Coming Together for Children Alone: KIND’s 2017 Annual Benefit Gala

by Megan McKenna   on April 27, 2017   in

Children were center-stage at KIND’s 2017 Coming Together for Children Alone Annual Gala, where 350 KIND supporters and other friends from across the country celebrated the dedication of partner firms and corporations which have donated

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Syria Chemical Attack: Appalling Violence Targeting Children is Unconscionable Act

by Megan McKenna   on April 6, 2017   in

KIND deplores the chemical attack in Idlib Province, Syria, in which more than 70 civilians were killed, including 20 children. “This violence is appalling in itself, but when children are targeted, suffocating to death while

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Mother’s Love

by Jennifer Podkul   on March 10, 2017   in

My little girls are my world. I bet any parent would say the same thing. What would you do for your kids? Work an extra job to make sure they had a roof over their

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Ninth Circuit Decision: Upholding the United States’ Long-Standing Commitment to the Most Vulnerable

by Megan McKenna   on February 10, 2017   in

KIND welcomes the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the temporary restraining order on President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. “Refugees are among the most vulnerable

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Four refugee children granted under CAM pulled into secondary inspection in US; SOLVE Act

by Megan McKenna   on February 1, 2017   in

Four children from El Salvador who were granted refugee status through the U.S. Central American Minors program were held in detention at Miami International Airport January 30, 2017 after being told by U.S. government officials

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Executive Order on Immigration: Not who we are as a nation

by Megan McKenna   on January 28, 2017   in

January 28, 2017—Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is deeply disturbed by President Trump’s executive order on immigration that bars for 120 days refugees who have been cleared to resettle in the United States and

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