Casa de Paz began in 2012 as a small, one-bedroom apartment offering hospitality to people affected by immigrant detention. Our work has always been to host families whose loved ones are being detained and individuals who have been recently released. In 2017 we moved into a larger, rented house with more space so that we would not have to turn people away. Today, Casa de Paz provides visits and emotional support; shelter and meals; and access to phones, WiFi, and computers; and transportation. Detention is a difficult time that tears families apart and creates a financial burden, so we have always offered our services free of cost. Since we first opened our doors we’ve hosted over 1,090 immigrants and the need only continues to grow.