Not all children who journey to the United States or Mexico have the option to stay, and others choose to return to their country of origin. These children need holistic support to ensure that they can reintegrate successfully into their homes and communities.
KIND’s Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Program helps unaccompanied and separated Central American children as they return home. KIND’s program is unique as we provide support and accompaniment prior to and after return whenever possible, with services in home country lasting 12 months.
Returning children face many challenges including settling back into their families; re-enrolling in school; healing from trauma they may have experienced before, during, or after migration; and obtaining the resources to plan for a safer, brighter future. Through our program, returning children receive case management support, psychosocial, educational, and other critical services they- and their families- need to safely reintegrate. KIND’s reintegration services are gender-sensitive, trauma-informed, and culturally and linguistically responsive.
We encourage referrals as early as possible prior to return to create a plan and support the child and family during all aspects of the return process. We also work with children who are already back in their home country even if they were not referred to us before their return.
To refer a child to KIND’s Program, please make sure the child meets the referral criteria. You can review the project with the child and obtain authorization to share their information with KIND.
If you have questions, please e-mail: