Inn2 America

Asylum Seekers Shelter Ministry

Inn2 America provides a shelter for families who have been granted temporary asylum status and are waiting for transportation to their sponsors in the US. Most families stay only a day or two but during that time, we provide a welcoming place of rest after what is usually a long and arduous journey.

Volunteering involves being present to our guests, interacting as possible with your language skills, playing with children, serving meals, putting out snacks, packing lunches for traveling, doing laundry, cleaning bathrooms and general clean up.  It’s like having a really large family.

We work with The Inn, the other United Methodist shelter, and have guests when their facility is full.


We don’t always have guests but it helps us be prepared if we know we have volunteers.  Click the button to Sign Up. We will keep you updated about the status of your shift.


If you want to be guaranteed an opportunity to serve, please consider The Inn. They have roughly the same shifts and responsibilities as we do and would welcome your help.


Their site coordinator, Gretchen Lopez, does require you to register in advance and to provide a reference, but that can be either Diane or Doris. Gretchen will get back to you with sign up information within 2-3 days

How to: Go to Scroll down a bit and click on the green "Register as Volunteer" button and fill in your name, email and phone number. Click the Volunteer box and check that you are over 18. You will then get the boxes to fill in Personal Reference information. Doris Morris:, or Diane Everhart:


  • Toiletries:  toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste, combs, brushes, hair ties, razors, deodorant

  • Children’s clothing

  • Underwear (new) in small & medium adult sizes, all children’s sizes

  • Financial support is always useful. 

For information contact: Diane Everhart at 520-272-4341

or email


Help David, Don and the rest of the crew cook up delicious meals for the Asylum Seekers.

Mondays at 1:00 in the Community Center Kitchen.

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St Francis in the Foothills
4625 E River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-9063

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