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What we do
The Deported Veterans Support house operates under the direction of founder Hector Barajas who served with the 82nd airborne and was deported in 2004 & given US Citizenship 14 years later on April 13, 2018. The house operates as a shelter and resource center for veterans who need assistance, as well as office for our political advocacy efforts in the realm of immigration reform. DVSH also raises awareness about the deported veteran cause through social media, public outreach, and community events.
The Deported Veterans Support House (DVSH) knows that when someone is deported, that person faces immense fears and numerous obstacles in adjusting to the life that was thrust upon them. This relates to circumstances such as separation from family, disorientation, feelings of abandonment and lack of hope. Many turn to self-medicating to alleviate the feelings of emotional turmoil that they face. The Deported Veterans Support House staff works diligently to ensure that DVSH is a place of security and a place of new beginnings. The DVSH can provide for immediate needs such as temporary safe shelter, clothing items, food and assistance getting on solid footing; DVSH can also help the Deported Veteran obtain local identification, which is of utmost importance for effective residency in Mexico. Many deported Veterans need legal assistance with their various immigration cases which most hope to appeal, as well as psychological counseling and medical services. We seek the help of trained professionals in Mexico and the United States to help with these long term needs. DVSH understands the need to maintain contact with family in the United States and helps Deported Veterans establish solid methods of communication through phone and/or internet. Additionally, If a deported Veteran is suffering through afflictions and dependency issues, or expresses a desire for spiritual support,we can help connect the person with appropriate resources in the area. Ultimately, we aspire to provide hope, to build confidence, and foster independence among the deported veteran population in Tijuana. DVSH has an open door policy. Anyone at any time is welcome and encouraged to visit us, stay with us, learn with us and grow with us, including volunteers or interested visitors.
How can you help?
The DVSH welcomes donations of items like canned goods, clothing, food, used or new shoes, furniture, blankets, hygiene products, etc. Donations may be dropped off at locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Tijuana. Monetary donations are always welcome and are spent on house expenses such as rent, bills, food, etc.
We are always accepting of volunteers to come work alongside these Deported Veterans, If you have a talent that you think would be of help, please share it with us. DVSH also welcomes contacts for job skill training and future job placement. We are in great need of medical, legal, and psychological services, and welcome the services of said professionals.
How Donations Are Used
Donations are strictly for day to day operations. Rent , utilities, or other expenses authorized by DVSH Staff. Deported Veteran’s are allowed to stay Depending on the economic status.