The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is partnering with The United Way, the Black Refugee & Immigrant Community Coalition, and the Greater Boston YMCA as well as other community-based organizations, to provide temporary emergency housing and support to approximately 25 families with children who have an urgent and immediate need for shelter in Boston. 
UUA has offered their space free of charge as part of their faith mission to help those most in need (including migrant families who are simply seeking safety for their loved ones).
“In our faith tradition, Unitarian Universalists commit to uphold the inherent worthiness and dignity of every person, to embrace interconnectedness, and to strive for justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” said Carey McDonald, the UUA’s Executive Vice President. “Those values are fundamental to our religious practice, and they call us to take action in the face of oppression, injustice and suffering. All children deserve a safe place to sleep. As a religious community headquartered in Boston, we consider it an act of faithful witness to use our facilities to do our part to support families in need, including migrant families who are simply seeking safety for their loved ones. We hope other building owners will take seriously whether their space can also be used in this way.”
May this serve as a model of how we can all take care of each other in crisis while building the tools and systems necessary for longer-term solutions.
Read more in UUA’s Press Release.
Submitted by Kelly Lennon, Chair, UUCSR Social Justice Committee