Services to Immigrant Youth and Families: START With Hope

Responding to tremendous humanitarian need on our southern border, since 2014 MercyFirst has provided safe shelter and care to children - Unaccompanied Minors - from Central America who are fleeing gang violence, drugs and chaos in their home country to be reunited with their family in our country.  Services are provided at multiple sites in Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk County through the auspices of the US Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). 

 Two young brothers are smiling for the camera