Update: Migrants arriving from Southern border: Resources and Needs

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Philanthropy Colorado and numerous members participated in briefings in December and May to discuss the recent influx of migrants from the southern border and Colorado's philanthropic response. Our appreciation to Rose Community Foundation and The Denver Foundation for keeping us all updated on this issue.

Over 1,400 migrants have arrived in the Denver area from Central and South America over the last several months. Efforts are under way to assist migrants traveling to other destinations, but many will remain in Denver and Colorado. Approximately 650 people are currently being housed in local emergency shelters.  

Update from the Colorado Office of New Americans: 
The Colorado Migrant Welcome Guide is now available in both English and Spanish. The Guide assists asylum seekers and migrants who are interested in remaining in Colorado. The Office is asking for help getting the guide out to those who need it most.

Colorado Welcome Guide English and Spanish versions

Resources for Individuals seeking help:

  • 211 help line
  • Mile High United Way Immigrant & Refugee Services


How Colorado philanthropy can assist:

Additional questions? Reach out to Janet Lopez with The Denver Foundation or Sarah Kurz with Rose Community Foundation.

Updated January, 2023