Cabrini Center Needs Volunteers To Help Immigrant Children

Catholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance is seeking help from attorneys and community volunteers to provide assistance to families separated at the U.S. Mexico border. See below for available opportunities:

Citizenship Workshop

Attorney and community volunteers, the citizenship team is seeking help at the Citizenship Workshop on Friday, June 29 at Catholic Charities’ Central Office at 2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77006. Training for first-time volunteers is at 12 pm and we expect the workshop will last from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are over 30 applicants for citizenship who will need assistance. Please RSVP to if you are able to join.

Pro Bono Attorneys

Attorneys who are interested in providing direct representation to detained/released children in the Houston/surrounding area, please start the Volunteer Clearance Process by completing the application. The Cabrini Center sends out case summaries on a monthly basis and currently have ten children on the waiting list for pro bono attorney assistance with state court and immigration matters.

Translators/Interpreters Needed

The Cabrini Center seeks bilingual individuals willing to assist with Spanish interpretation/translation in person and remotely. Any interested volunteers should submit a Volunteer application to begin the process.  For those who have completed the Volunteer Services program and are prepared for translation/interpretation projects, please email with the subject “Interpretation/Translation.”


You can help by making a gift to enable Catholic Charities to assist these children while they are in our care and to help us reunite them with their families. Your support also enables the attorneys at our Cabrini Center to help these immigrant families with legal assistance, provide calling cards for parents to contact their children, and toys to provide children comfort.

Donate to Help Unite Families Now

Donations of the following items are being sought for children at the shelters:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils (for the teenagers who no longer like to color with crayons)
  • Pencil boxes/cases (like the ones school teachers use to organize pencils, crayons, markers, etc.)
  • Notebooks
  • School binders (with zipper and dividers)
  • Lined Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Rulers
  • Glue Sticks

Donations can be delivered to:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Attention: Cabrini Center – Donations for Children
2707 North Loop West, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77008

For more information about donations for the children, please email Maria Mitchell,

More information about how Catholic Charities is helping immigrant families separated at the US./Mexico border.