DENVER (KDVR) — Hundreds of migrants are arriving in Denver with the expiration of Title 42, and the city has teamed up with other cities asking the Biden administration for more help.
Title 42 began as an emergency health authority in March 2020 as an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it came to an end on Thursday along with national COVID-19 emergencies.
The authority allowed U.S. officials to turn away migrants and deny them the right to seek asylum.
Now that hundreds of migrants are in Denver, whether as a stop in their journey to seek asylum or as a place to start a new life, people in the community have the opportunity to help. Here’s how.
Donating supplies to help migrants in Denver
You can donate essential items to help support the migrant community.
Needed items include garments like pants, shirts, coats, and winter weather items like hats, gloves, hoodies, thermals and closed-toe shoes.
Where to drop off donations:
- Community Ministry
- 1755 S Zuni St Denver, CO 80223
- 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
View the city of Denver’s Migrant Support website for more information on how to help.
The city also has a volunteer form for those willing to donate their time.
How to donate funds to help migrants in Denver
An organization in need of donations includes The Rose Community Foundation’s Newcomers Fund.
You can also donate to help support the nonprofit and government organizations that are providing services to incoming migrants.