My family means everything to me.
So knowing that currently, immigrant detainees, including young children, are being deprived of the most basic human needs: Running water, clean clothes, adequate food, healthy sleep, and beds.…keeps me up at night.
Experts have called the conditions at these detention centers, where children are separated from their parents, "worse than jail" and compared them to "torture facilities.” These young ones are not allowed to receive hugs or any physical contact from caretakers — or even one another.
This has the potential to create severe trauma. We all use hugs as a way to comfort, to encourage, to create warmth, and to heal. -
Join the #OneVidaAtaTime HUG CHALLENGE to foster empathy and raise funds for www.immigrantfamiliestogether.com an organization which offers comprehensive support to asylum seekers once they are released: Housing, clothing, and a path to reunite with their loved ones. -
Please share your own photo of you hugging someone. It could be your kid, your partner, your parent — Tag #OneVidaAtaTimeHugChallenge ; or DONATE directly (see link in bio!) and don’t forget to #hugitout