Sacramento County, along with state, city and community organization partners, are assisting in the aid of 36 migrants that arrived in Sacramento on Friday, June 2 and Monday, June 5.
As of Wednesday, June 7, all migrants are being housed in a single location and are receiving care and resources. Four (4) of the 36 migrants departed the group for alternative situations, such as family and friends, and there are now 32 remaining. The main priority continues to be the safety, security and compassion for the individuals that are currently under our care. Local Organizations and County Departments Providing Ongoing Support:SacACT:
- Continues to be the lead organization managing the daily needs of the migrants, including food, personal supplies, overnight accommodations and connecting community resources to emerging needs.
- Is offering morale activities and healing group sessions.
- Is facilitating donations online for cash and supplies at sacact.org/calltoaction.
Sacramento County's Health Services (DHS):
- Deployed their mobile medical trailer to provide on-site medical care.
- Provided crisis counselors to facilitate safe discussion for those in need of decompression.
Sacramento County's Department of Human Assistance (DHA):
- Provided individual assessments for each migrant.
- Providing case workers for public benefit eligibility.
- Is working with local jurisdictions and the faith-based community to identify longer-term shelter/housing opportunities.
CA Department of Health and Human Services is:
- Providing technical assistance for local agencies to handle case management.
Family, Unity, Education, Legal Network (FUEL) is:
International Rescue Committee (IRC) is:
- City-funded and providing attorneys to do personal one-on-one case management services, including immigration status and representation.
- A non-profit resettlement agency that also provides legal services with a special focus on trafficking and torture cases.
- Also conducting one-on-one intake interviews.
While Sacramento was not expecting these individuals, the immediate and coordinated effort to receive them, shelter them and care for their basic needs, as well as more complex needs such as medical, legal, and mental health needs by local agencies, faith-based organizations and community partners highlights the importance of this collaborative system.
Collaborative partners ask everyone to respect the request for privacy and the trauma these individuals have been through during their journey. As the matter is an ongoing investigation, requests to have access to the individuals or their location will not be granted.