The Bacon Program provides social services to women immigration detainees in Arizona. Working in partnership with SIROW and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, we identify women who could particularly benefit from individualized, non-legal assistance, focusing on certain types of vulnerabilities particularly prevalent amongst women immigration detainees:
- Women who have children in the care of Child Protective Services (CPS);
- Women who are recent survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault;
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Women who are seeking protection after experiencing social, political or gender violence, or fleeing direct threats of such violence
- Women with serious medical conditions
The Program's social services coordinator meets regularly with women detainees in Eloy. She provides regular visits and individualized assistance to women with matters ranging from letters requesting humanitarian parole to correspondence with attorneys and family members regarding child custody issues or wellbeing issues and other pressing concerns.
Last Updated: 03/28/2011