Blog Posts

What’s happening to separated families & detained children right now

Today, we hear directly from our trusted partner Erika Pinheiro, whose organization, Al Otro Lado, has reunited more separated families—parents were deported without their children—than any other organization, in conversation with Together Rising Board member Amanda Doyle. In partnership with Erika, Together Rising has reunited 35 families who were deemed impossible to find and ineligible…

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You’ve invested $9.4 million in separated families & detained children

For the past three years, through Together Rising, you have continued to fight tirelessly for separated families and unaccompanied children. When others have moved on, you have remained standing in solidarity with these families — deploying an incredible $9,397,703.37 over the last three years — a critical investment that has enabled our boots-on-the-ground partners to: …

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Remembering reuniting Ariel with his family

In 2019, after the then-administration tore thousands of children away from their parents, it then deported hundreds of parents without their children. Through our boots-on-the-ground warrior partners, Together Rising learned of 90 of these deported parents who had been deemed impossible to find. They had no cell phones, lived in rural villages and many only…

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It’s the two-year anniversary of the most important story we’ve ever told!

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the incredible advocate Erika Pinheiro on the two-year anniversary of the most important story we’ve ever told:  How you, through Together Rising and Erika’s organization Al Otro Lado, miraculously found 90 parents who’d had their children ripped from their arms under the previous administration’s zero tolerance policy, and were…

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You activated to ensure Erin received breast cancer treatment

“Erin, a single mother of three-year-old Fitzgerald — lovingly called Fitz— was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in spring 2020. She cried and then got to work. For Erin, that included surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hospital stays, all while caring for Fitz, working full-time, and living through the pandemic.” After months of grueling treatment,…

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Meet Charles, Teresa, and their beautiful family!

As millions of families facing overwhelming challenges know far too well right now: The line between financial stability and drowning in debt can be cruel and narrow — crossed quickly no matter how hard you try.  You, through Together Rising, are holding that line and restoring stability for families across the nation.  Meet Charles, Teresa,…

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