Home is Here is a grassroots nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate community-based systems of support with newly arrived immigrants in the Gulf South.
We envision a world where newly arrived community members experience safety, a sense of belonging, and equitable participation in/benefit from systems co-created by and for all. of shared abundance. We believe there is transformative power in our common need for connection in multiracial communities. By creating belonging, we overcome our mutual separation and build new spaces of repair and healing where everyone thrive.
Dignity, valued place, and power of every person.
Culture of partnership where we practice shared abundance.
Mutual recognition to see ourselves in one another for belonging and collective liberation.
We operate in a region with deeply rooted inequities. People in the U.S. Gulf South live within systems that are designed to isolate, segregate, marginalize, and criminalize refugees and immigrants, particularly those with Black, Brown, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ identities.
In the absence of government-funded support for asylum-seekers and other newly arrived immigrants in the Gulf South, people who arrive alone without community ties have had no way to survive or exercise basic rights.
Home is Here was founded in 2021 as an exploration in how to build a sustainable community-based system that hasn’t existed in this region for the reception and resettlement of newly arrived immigrants ineligible for public benefits and social services.