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Mayra Medina-Núñez - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
A Letter from A Survivor
Listen to the story of refugee children displaced from their home country to make their journey to the United States of America and to the important work that the San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center carries out in assisting these children seeking asylum.
Our programs and services
are organized as follows:
Assistance in completing immigration questionnaires
(legal intake) and in drafting a statement of facts... Learn More
Resources for families who experience food insecurity.
Weekly Food and Basic Needs Relief Program... Learn More
The Mission of the Refugee Children Center is to provide a healing embrace and a dignified welcome to children and their families who have made the perilous journey from the South of the U.S.-Mexico border and identify as Indigenous from Meso and South America, historically, culturally, and through their Indigenous language or who speak Spanish. We aim to offer our Center as a hopeful refuge that provides support through a holistic approach with basic needs, opportunities for personal development, enrichment activities, and access to legal and social services, thus easing our children and their families’ transition to a new life in the United States.
To be a place that provides refugee children in the United States support through a holistic approach while empowering them through education and an understanding of collaboration.
Pastor Fred Morris came out of retirement to North Hills, California in 2014, to start a new faith community. In July 2015, the San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center, Inc. was launched with three refugee children and two part-time former staff, Amanda Escobar Romero and Abril Escobar Romero, as a response to the surge of unaccompanied minors arriving in unprecedented numbers at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Every child deserves to have a childhood full of love, peace, basic needs and being safely surrounded by family and loved ones.
Walk-in Hours: M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
15435 Rayen St, North Hills, CA 91343
Tel: 1 (747) 529-4783