The Holy Family Fund

Assisting U.S. children
separated from immigrant parents

Our broken immigration system has left families in shambles.

In Maine, a young woman juggles her college courses with working to help support her mother and two younger siblings. She struggles to help pay the mortgage and the steep legal fees for a lawyer to represent her immigrant father, who has been detained since 2018. The American dream feels further and further away with each day, and she isn’t sure how much longer she can keep up with her studies.

In Texas, a young child with special needs cries for his father, who was deported after being pulled over for a broken tail light. The man had been brought to the U.S. as a child, spoke perfect English, operated his own roofing business, and owned a home. Now his wife and child, both U.S. citizens, push on.

The Holy Family Fund is a relief program that was established by Catholic Extension to assist low-income families in the U.S. who are financially dependent on a parent that has been detained or deported for immigration reasons.

The program provides funds and supportive services to U.S.-dwelling children and spouses who experience extreme economic insecurity and profound trauma in the wake of these abrupt family separations.