‘Casa De Paz’ Offers Help And Hope To Immigrants Released From ICE In Aurora

October 7, 2020
Sarah Jackson shows thank you notes from previous guests at Casa de Paz.Sarah Jackson shows thank you notes from previous guests at Casa de Paz.Andrea Dukakis/CPR News
Sarah Jackson shows thank you notes from previous guests at Casa de Paz.

When immigrants are released from the ICE detention facility in Aurora, it can be dark outside and disorienting. That's where Casa de Paz comes in. Volunteers meet people when they're released from the detention center and take them to what's affectionately known as the Casa. There they get hot meals and guidance from volunteers. It's the brainchild of Sarah Jackson, who started Casa de Paz in a small apartment back in 2012, and the subject of a new documentary, "Welcome Strangers," which is live streaming now.