La Posada Providencia, located in San Benito, Texas, was founded 25 years ago and is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence. It is an emergency shelter for men, women and families who flee to the United States due to political oppression, natural disaster, and other life-threatening actions in their native countries. Many have endured severe hardships, including poverty, unjust imprisonment, even torture – all involving physical and emotional suffering. Most clients arrive destitute. They seek legal asylum or other legal recourse to begin new lives in this country.
Volunteers and monetary donations are needed at La Posada Providencia to help with the immediate care for the children. To discover ways to make a donation, respond to volunteer opportunities or for more information about La Posada Providencia go to their website at http://lppshelter.org or contact Sister Zita Telkamp or Sister Margaret Mertens by calling 956.399.3826